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Alice in Wonderland

a Children's Theater
CATEGORY :
by Tim Conley & Allen O'Reilly from the book by Lewis Carroll

COMPANY : Georgia Shakespeare [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Conant Performing Arts Center [WEBSITE]
ID# 3471

SHOWING : July 18, 2009 - August 01, 2009

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Step into the Rabbit Hole as a Cast of Four takes on the full roster of Lewis Carroll characters. Alice is in Wonderland, and needs you to help her make sense of the whole thing!


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'Twaren't Brillig Enuff!
by Dedalus
Monday, August 10, 2009
3.5
‘Twas Tuesday in a hot July
It would be no mistake
A trip to Oglethorpe for I
With spawn to undertake.

She was a fractious whining soul
And I was tired and grim.
But see (we must!) the rabbit hole
And Alice, blue and trim.

It was a show with twee design
The scenery was a book!
It framed the story oh-so-fine,
With dreamy penciled look.

And four young actors played the roles
That spilled from Carroll’s tale.
It was ambitious, (lofty goals!)
But somewhat off the rail.

From several mouths, the accents flew,
The pace was rushed and rapid.
Alas, too fast, the mush-mouth grew
Th’ effect too thin and vapid.

Though many British voices came
From characters and critters,
Poor Alice stayed in Yankee frame,
The mix gave me the jitters.

But yet the puppetry was grand,
The Dormouse and the Cat,
The King of Hearts, as well, well-planned.
The voices trim and pat.

I liked the work of M.B. Cohen,
His puckish grin was swell,
From voice to voice he kept a-goin’
He had me in his spell.

And Allison Corke (give her a hand)
The Queen of Hearts made great.
But Alice in GSF’s Wonderland
Was far too wan and straight.

The lure of this story is all of the words
And all of the nonsense that’s said.
But when the lines are too fast for us nerds,
It’s jabber that’s easier read.

Another thought that must be shared,
If it isn’t re-affirmy --
The kids who went just sat and stared
When they weren’t slithy squirmy.

So, in conclusion I will state
This was a noble try.
It wasn’t bad, it wasn’t great,
And parts of it did fly.

The plan was good, the ideas nice,
And half the cast I liked.
The pace went by in half a trice
Next time, I’ll be more psyched.

The time has come (the critic wrote)
To end this little ditty.
The rhymes are far too weak and rote,
The sense too snacker-snitty.

-- Brad Rudy (BKRudy@aol.com)


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