Photo Flash: ARE YOU ALICE: A NEW WONDERLAND TALE At Edinburgh Fringe 2019
Permafrost Theatre Collective, in partnership with The Chameleon Fools Theatre Troupe and in association with C venues, present a new Wonderland tale at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.
In this bold reimagining, every actor in the all female/non-cis cast plays Alice at one point or other in the story. Built around repurposed passages from Lewis Carroll's classic stories, Are You Alice: A New Wonderland Tale asks questions of identity, womanhood, and self-acceptance in a world which constantly redraws the lines and rewrites the rules.
Iconic images such as The Jabberwock, The Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and The Queen of Hearts are brought to life using original music, dance, puppetry, and more in this multidisciplinary production. More obscure passages also find their way into the fray, such as the Walrus and the Carpenter, and the Song of the White Knight, all of them used to create a universal 'Alice' for the 21st Century. Critics have called it a play that "...reaffirms kindness to oneself and others as a central answer to the many problems in life. Lewis Carroll would be proud" Hi! Drama. 'It is not to be missed" BroadwayWorld.com, and the New York Times named it as a show for all the family to see.
Directing the piece is Permafrost founder Christina Rose Ashby (Life is a Dream: a New Vintage, EagerRisk Theatre). It stars Marth Brown (Growing up on the Prairie, Artspower), Amelia Cain (Henry the Fifth, Hamlet Isn't Dead), Jo Cutrona ([title of show]), Shelley Franklin (Spamalot, Stolen Shakespeare Guild), Kayla Prestel (Pip's Island, NYC), Samantha E. Turlington (Rockabye Hamlet, Ophelia Theatre), and Charlotte Vaughn Raines (Two Gentlemen of Verona). It contains live music composed, arranged and performed by Thomas Burns Scully (Broad City, Comedy Central).
Photo Credit Jody Christopherson
Jo Cutrona, Mia Cain, Marth Brown