photos: Jim Baldassare; graphic: ALRdesign.com
BY KARA LEE CORTHRON
DIRECTED BY KARA-LYNN VAENI
FEED YOUR HEAD.
A curious girl who falls down a rabbit hole (Alice). The lead singer of an iconic ’60s rock band (Grace). The poor, nameless star of a classic druggie diary (Anonymous?). Three oddly connected heroines inhabit three separate worlds, playing out their stories exactly as expected. Until…
WHEN SHE’S 10 FEET TALL… How’d playwright Kara Lee Corthron come up with this trio? Grace Slick’s obsession with the works of Lewis Carroll (and the drug imagery she percieved therein) inspired Jefferson Airplane’s hallucinatory 1967 hit White Rabbit, which in turn inspired the title of the best-selling 1971 teenage druggie memoir Go Ask Alice— published as the real diary of a real anonymous girl, but revealed to be a work of fiction, a “cautionary tale” by do-gooder Beatrice Sparks.
OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 9 2012
TERESA AVIA LIM
THE SPECTACLE BRIGADE featuring Joe Boover, Brittany Costa, Alanna Fox, Cristina Henriquez, Starr Kirkland, Stephanie Miller, Jakob Minevich, Lily Padilla, Sam Perry, Linda Tardif
and, live and in person, THE TUNED-IN!
with Ralph Capasso and Mike Ferraro
JEANETTE OI-SUK YEW
a “psychedelic soiree!” — The New York Times
“a fizzy riff on female bonding that leaves you on a high!”
— New York Theatre Review
“this tongue-in-cheek happening opens the door
onto a different kind of peculiar…” — The Village Voice
“I was high off of this production! the raw creative energy of the piece…is like a drug for me. an ambitious work with a lot of heartwhich transforms the play into an experience.” — The Huffington Post
“antic, freewheeling, consistently intriguing!” — Theatermania.com