alice_poster_largeby Andre Gregory and
The Manhattan Theater Project
Directed by Amy Sass
September 14 – October 20

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Welcome to a world of extremes in which sexuality is malleable, proportion swings from LARGE to small, and identities shift and move like the weather. In their fourth season, Ragged Wing Ensemble dives into Wonderland with an unusual take on Alice’s archetypal journey. This Alice leaves behind her innocence for a giddy, often fantastical, sometimes twisted quest to find herself.

Puppetry, physical theater, and cross-dressing collide to create an absorbing, uncanny descent into the human psyche. Brightly chaotic and darkly whimsical, Ragged Wing’s production brings you an unsettling experience of surprise.

 

REVIEWS

The Berkeley Daily Planet
Ragged Wing Stages ‘Alice in Wonderland’
By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday September 28, 2007

The Daily Californian
Curiouser and Curiouser
By Arielle Little, Contributing Writer
Thursday, September 27, 2007 | 12:00 am

East Bay Express
Inventive Alice
By Sam Hurwitt
September 26, 2007

“Male and female actors alike don the blue frock and blonde wig…Alice becomes a shape-shifter, a character whose size, gender, age and overall physical identity is mutable, oscillating constantly between visual extremities. A near 20-foot-tall Alice puppet is even employed at one point to illustrate the effects of a growth-enhancing piece of cake. Alice is constantly in search of herself, and a few a times, she literally runs into herself between scenes. But despite having different performers embody Alice, her capricious, youthful and somewhat cocky persona is channeled by every actor who portrays her, implying that there is a bit of Alice in us all. The actors’ skill and creative direction allow the audience to do what the White Queen urges of Alice—to “believe in impossible things.”… Ragged Wing effectively brings the bizarre to a human level.”
– Daily Californian

“With the skillful direction of Amy Sass, the ensemble expands and contracts in perpetual motion…Ragged Wing plays the space like an accordion until the building itself seems to be respiring.”
– Berkeley Daily Planet

CAST & CREW

Featuring: Jennifer Antonacci, Keith C. Davis, Jeffrey Hoffman, Emily Morrison, Anna Shneiderman, and David Stein

Acting Interns: Jacob Basri, Vanessa Goodinez, Amalia Korsczowski, and Hillary Milton

Production Team:

Stage Management: Alycia Dymond

Assistant SM: Oliver Aguirre

Accordion Composition: Jasper Patterson

Set Construction: Mike Rosenbaum.

Costumes

Costume Design: Amy Sass

Costume Coordinator: Wendy Lyn

Head Stitcher: Jessica Hainel

Assistant Stitcher: Lisa Fullerton

Assistant Stitcher: Tim Carlon

Costume Craziness/Wigs: Betsey Cheitlin

Lighting: Aidan Fraser

Painting and Graphic Design: Danny Neece

Small Puppet Design: Danny Neece

Giant Alice Body: Djuna Odegard

Puppet Construction: Danny Neece, Amy Sass, Keith C. Davis, Sky Coon, Djuna Odegard, Anna Shneiderman