Alice | Neo-Futurarium | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Nov. 2 2014
Price: $20, $15 for students
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Staged in the shops and alleyways of Andersonville, this loose adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland features interpretations of each of the book’s chapters by an array of visual and performing artists. Audience members are led to each site by a white-rabbit docent, encountering Alice-related graffiti and charming street tableaux along the way. Of the longer pieces—curated by Noelle Krimm, revisiting a project she created for the Neo-Futurists in 2004—the ones in the production's first half most closely approximate Carroll's brand of uncuddly whimsy. The highlight is Josh Zagoren's puppet show starring a Lewis Black-like dodo. Later efforts slip into performance-art cliches or strain to impart a meaningful message. Can't we have nonsense without a moral anymore? —Zac Thompson

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