“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” provide wonderful delight to readers across generations and endless inspiration to artists across disciplines. Right now (this is speculation) several males, females and individuals refusing to identify with a binary gender designation are renaming themselves “Alice Liddell” all over F@cebøøk in surreal protest of that site’s “real name” policy.
You too shall be rechristened Alice when you opt to go down the rabbit hole (and up and down several flights of stairs) at Upended’s revival of Noelle Krimm’s multi-venue, hop-around-the-‘hood “Alice.” Upon arriving at the Neo-Futurarium the other “guests” and I were name-tagged, and shortly thereafter chastised (albeit gently) by our hostess. Hosts vary; for our 1pm tour a very demure Mrs. Rabbit (Dina Marie Walters), frequently consulting a Betty Crocker book to validate her stances on proper party etiquette, guided us through a variety of nearby Andersonville establishments (bar, resale shop, that Swedish museum…) to provide us all a glimpse, through Alice’s eyes, into each of the dozen chapters of Lewis Carroll’s allegedly nonsensical, cogently illogical masterpiece. Read the rest of this entry »