Alice in Wonderland
“Lesley Schisgall Currier, Marin Shakes’ managing director, has reshaped the self-contained yet elusive Lewis Carroll classic of Nonesense to a stageworthy adaptation. She’s good at this: her version of ‘The Arabian Nights’ was a brave and memorable show the summer after 9/11….a midsummer’s entertainment promising there’ll be fun amid the conundrums….a host of brilliantly typecast characters….[Billie Cox’s] score’s fun, syncopating the already cockeyed rhythms of the action with a thinly-justified anachronism that somehow works…the real show-stopper is the polka-ish ‘Lobster Quadrille.’”
Ken Bullock, Commuter Times
“…headed by wunderkind Hannah Rose Kornfeld in the title role….The older folk can savor the retention of Carroll’s pungent dialogue and witty situations, kids can laugh at all the unrelated shtick – the pratfalls, the phony accents, the funny dances, Michael A. Berg’s outrageous costumes, the actors’ frequent forays into (and interaction with) the audience….[Alice’s] transition into a giant is delightfully inventive….young Hannah Rose Kornfeld is superb in the title role.”
Charles Brousse, Marin Independent Journal
“This entertaining and charming adaptation of the Lewis Carroll story is ideal for families. But there’s enough humor and clever stage play in Marin Shakes’ ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to please even jaded adults.”
Albert Goodwyn, Bay Times
"Marin Shakespeare Company is presenting a hilarious and campy Alice in Wonderland….It is a challenge to find something brand new to add to the staging of this classic tale of the adventures of Alice, but Marin Shakespeare's managing director Lesley Schisgall Currier has adapted a wild and wonderful version….Currier has assembled a superb cast of comic actors to make it one of the campiest versions you will ever see. It is presented in two 40-minute acts….Billie Cox of Ross composed all of the music specifically for this production.