Alice falls, floats, flies, and defies gravity--and the rules of logic--on her journey through the looking glass. Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company returns to the Arden with Lookingglass Alice, the acclaimed smash called "nothing short of brilliant" in the Chicago Sun-Times. Audiences of all ages will be mesmerized by Lookingglass' signature style of visual storytelling filled with daring theatricality and astonishing acrobatics. Combining witty word play, madcap mischief and fantastical flights of aerial fancy, Lewis Carroll's spectacularly surreal classics (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass) are brought vividly to life in this wildly imaginative production reminiscent of Cirque du Soleil. The entire theater becomes Alice's stage as she navigates a chessboard of "curioser and curioser" characters--a juggling Mad Hatter, acrobatic hedgehogs, a unicycle-riding White Knight and a host of others--who appear from above, below and everywhere in between.
On Tuesday, May 15th, Arden Theatre Company hosts Educators Night and College Night. All educators and college students, with valid ID, are invited to attend the 6:30 P.M. Tuesday preview performance for a discounted ticket price of $10.00.