Happy closing weekend! I could not be more proud of the entire cast and crew!!! What a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Much love to you all for making this “idea” a reality, since I had this idea only one year ago. It’s like watching a baby grow up and leave the nest. I will miss you all, but here’s to a revival in the near future!! smile emoticon Time for celebration!!!
We had 5 sold out shows in total, and the other nights the house was 3/4 full. Not bad for a first timer like yours truly!!!!
We received stellar reviews:
Review by Kristy Markovik
Opening night for Curious Conversations at the Eclectic Company Theater was packed with an energetic crowd.
Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Curious Conversations covers a lot of ground in 100 minutes (plus intermission).
It is comprised of eight short plays that take audiences on a dizzying trip back down the rabbit hole. This version of Wonderland has all that you would expect from a play inspired by Carroll’s world. It’s full of wacky wordplay, charming characters, a perfectly curious set and (just like Carroll’s work), a quirky sense of humor is your best travel companion for this adventure.
Curious Conversations picks up where Carroll left off to address any lingering curiosities – What if Alice revisited the rabbit hole in her old age? What to do about a misbehaving reflection on Alice’s wedding day? And what could Alice possibly need with a private detective? If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Alice after she left Wonderland, or if you are interested in catching up with some of Wonderland’s favorite residents, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Curious Conversations including An Alice of a Certain Age, The White Rose, Meet the Tweedles, Looking Through the Glass, HardBoiled Alice, Toke, Of Cabbages and Kings, and Quit While You’re a Head.
THEATRE REVIEW #279 – Curious Conversations
“”Eclectic Theatre’s “Curious Conversations” Is Amazingly Original Fun In Lewis Carroll’s World!”
Written By Lorenzo Marchessi
Born in 1832, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson otherwise known as Lewis Carroll wrote two of the most world-renowned children’s classics ever written in history – in 1865 he wrote “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and six years later in 1871 Carroll wrote its sequel, “Through the Looking-Glass” – and both captures the hearts and imaginations – both young and old.
The Eclectic Company Theatre in North Hollywood has a fresh original take on the old and inspiring characters and sprinkles it with so much humor that you’ll wish there were more! Basically written in eight short stories and wonderfully directed by two talented people – Shane Labowitz and Madelyne Heyman (each noted by each story) – who each gave focus on smart and witty action and enhancement to these already well revered and unforgettable Wonderland characters with a few surprises thrown in! Above all, besides being so charming – it was hysterical! The fantastic stories include;
“Looking Through The Glass” written by Michael Maiello (Dir. MH) – is smart and clever piece whereby Alice, played by Nicolette Shutty, and the Red Queen, played by Nathalie Blossom, discuss the nature of their Wonderland experience and their friends while playing an intense game of imaginary chess. Nathalie is very stern and quite witty with her dialogue and is the perfect personification of the Red Queen while the smart and willful Nicolette gives the young adventurer all the zest she needs to intelligently banter with the Queen! It was nicely directed while using a dressing table and a ‘two-sided’ invisible mirror as their only go-between.
“Hard Boiled Alice” written by Suzie Heaton (Dir. SL) – is the hysterical take on ‘Film Noir’ detective stories of the 40’s. Detective Sam Spade, played by Tim Polzin, gets a visit by Alice, played by Nicolette Shutty, on a mission to find the White Rabbit and hire him as her detective. Through a series of hysterical narration by Tim to the audience and having Nicolette actually noticing and commenting on his constantly breaking the ‘4th wall’ to the audience, this made for a wonderful comedy segment with a twist ending.
“The White Rose” written by Gabi Rodriguez (Dir. MH) – has the very colorful Mad Hatter, wonderfully played by Adrianne Pearson meeting for tea and conversation with the Cheshire Cat, who is very artistically portrayed by Diana Vaden. Watching the sleek and dancer-like movements of Diana and the wildly crazed performance of Adrianne made for some incredibly funny and quite surprising responses that will completely take you by surprise.
“Meet The Tweedles” written by Eric Duhon (Dir. SL) is a nice interplay of the two infamous fictional brothers who do more than make you laugh at their antics, but surprisingly keep the audience on their toes with their clever quips and quibbles. Melanie Cruz is Tweedle Dee and Merileigh Moen is Tweedle Dum and they both give a whole-hearted, three-stooges enhanced on stage banter that is both physical and philosophical in the Lewis Carroll tradition. Merileigh and Melanie have incredible comic timing and wonderful chemistry together!
“Of Cabbages And Kings” written by Natasha Troop (Dir. MH) begins with the tale that is spoken by the heartfelt reading of the Poet played by Eugenie Trow while we see a somewhat darker – but really funny – side to the Walrus, played rather regally by Tim Polzin as he convinces the Carpenter played by Nate Werner to understand and eventually do things he never thought he would do.
“An Alice Of A Certain Age” written by Nancy Cooper Frank (Dir. SL) is the story of a much older Alice, very spritely and with lot of energy played by JC Hennings and her confusion in chasing the White Rabbit played very hurriedly by Carissa Gipprich. Along the way she meets the wise and very sarcastic Catapiller who is keenly played by Dai Komberg as well the overly excited and proud Duchess played by Lisa Stanley who together can’t believe Alice has actually grown old.
“Quit While You’re A Head” written by Rochelle Perry (Dir. MH) is a nice little showcase of the Mad Hatter played rather wildly by Adrienne Pearson trying to convince the maddening anger of the Queen of Hearts played by Abby Gershuny that offing people’s heads is not the best way to deal with things. Ironically the comical ‘heads’ mounted on the Mad Hatter’s wall include Seann Hallisky as the King, Carissa Gipprich as the White Rabbit, Melanie Cruz as Tweedle Dee and Diana Vaden as the Cheshire Cat all carrying a slight grudge against the Queen.
“Toke” written by Marni L.B. Troop (Dir. SL) is basically a therapy group set up for people who ‘toke’ too much in Wonderland. The group seems to be made up some very funny caterpillars identified by the color of what they are. Amanada Charney plays Orange, Meghan McConnell plays Pink, Seann Hallisky plays Green and Dai Kornberg plays Blue. It’s simple in story, but uniquely funny in a support-group kind of way.
I have to mention the incredible perfect Wonderlandish stylized set design by Natasha Troop. As you see in the images – you can’t help but feel as audience members you are not falling down the ‘Rabbit Hole’ yourself! The spot-on, picture perfect and very creative costume designs by Tsebahat Fiseha and Becky Van Cleve only made the entire show that much more fanciful and ‘real’ or as ‘real’ the world of Lewis Carroll can be in this day and age of technologies!
The Eclectic Company Theatre, in North Hollywood has an amazing ‘Gem’ on their hands with this wonderfully fun and colorful – and very original – production of “Curious Conversations” which once again brings to life these comical and memorable characters from Lewis Carroll’s incredible world of ‘Alice’ and her various adventures in the magical place known as Wonderland! Something for the whole family to see and a wonderful trip down the ‘Rabbit Hole’ you’ll soon not forget! Check them out at www.EclecticCompanyTheatre.org and tell them Lorenzo sent you from www.FaceBook.com/TheGeekAuthority !
Pic 001 – Top L – Dai Kornberg, Carissa Gipprich, JC Henning, Lisa Stanley – Top R – Tim Polzin, Nicolette Shutty – Middle L – Nicolette Shutty, Nathalie Blossom – Middle Center – Adrienne Pearson, Diana Vaden – Middle R – Amanda Charney, Seann Hallisky – Bottom L – Merileigh Moen, Amanda Charney – Bottom R – Seann Hallisky, Carissa Gipprich, Melanie Cruz, Diana Vaden
There is something both old and new in town. It is something mostly fun and wildly whimsical and predominately entertaining. It is on stage right now at venerable Eclectic Company Theatre in Valley Village [Los Angeles], California and it called “Curious Conversations.”
It is essentially eight skits based upon Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wunderland and Through The Looking Glass. The show opens with a much older Alice reflecting back on her experiences in Wunderland. Her reminiscence evolves into a desire and a passion and ultimate a decision to jump back down that rabbit hole for a second visit into Wunderland. Ah but things do change Alice, you should know that. Never mind let’s go back and explore yet again. Inspired by the original work of Lewis Carroll this skit was written by Nancy Cooper Frank.
Next up there is The White Rose by Gabi Rodriguez followed by the uproarious Meet the Tweedles from Eric Duhon. And so the show goes with four skits in Act One and four skits in Act Two which I admit is in this case a misuse of the word “Act.” Nevertheless there are a total of eight very distinct skits each with its own character and all intriguing and amusing at worst and hysterically funny at their best.
Personally I thoroughly enjoyed both the first skit Alice of a Certain Age and Hard Boiled Alice from Suzie Heaton. Tim Polzin portrays Sam Spade and he knocks it out of the park.
But I do have one slightly negative comment and it relates to the skit Toke which seems to have fun with the idea of excessive marijuana use by several of the characters in Wunderland. Yes, it was rather funny but somewhat glorifying not just drug use but clearly drug abuse in a show certain to attract at least some youthful viewers is in my opinion not such a good idea.
That said, overall Curious Conversations is a fun, sometimes slightly frivolous yet overall entertaining and amusing compilation of eight performances in one show all on stage right now at the Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Valley Village, California 91607.
Curious Conversations reviewed by Rob Stevens
Rochelle Perry had a very curious idea about a year ago after reading Lewis Carroll’s novels about Alice’s adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. What would these characters say and do from a modern perspective. She soon involved other writers and the end result is Curious Conversations, eight short plays involving characters from the novels, receiving its World Premiere at North Hollywood’s Eclectic Company Theatre. Some of the playlets work better than others but all are short and mostly to the point. The evening runs less than two hours and there are a few gems to be found among the octet.
Nancy Cooper Frank’s An Alice of a Certain Age finds an Older Alice (JC Henning), bored with mending socks and meeting with the vicar and the temperance ladies. She once again dives into the rabbit hole after the White Rabbit (Carissa Gripprich) and encounters the Caterpillar (Dai Kornberg) and the Duchess (Lisa Stanley) whom do not recognize the older woman she has become. Alice should have heeded Thomas Wolfe–“You can’t go home again.”
Gabi Rodriguez’s The White Rose finds the Mad Hatter (a delirious Adrienne Pearson) and the Cheshire Cat (an enigmatic Diana Vaden) drinking tea and gossiping. Michael Maiello’s Looking Through the Glass is an existential exercise that looks in on Alice (Nicolette Shutty) on her wedding day to a tax collector. As she peers into the mirror the Red Queen (an excellent and devious Nathalie Blossom) engages her in some mind games and chess play while trying to convince her that life is more fun on her side of the looking glass.
The comic highlight of the evening is Eric Duhon’s Meet the Tweedles as Tweedle Dee (Melanie Cruz) and Tweedle Dum (Merileigh Moen) engage in some wordplay and roughhousing as they rehearse a reading of a “tragedy”. Shane Labowitz’s inventive direction keeps the laughs coming fast and furious. Labowitz directed half of the playlets while Madelyne Heyman directed the other four.
Suzie Heaton’s Hard Boiled Alice presents a film noir-ish Alice (Nicolette Shutty) who seeks out detective Sam Spade (a perfect reading by Tim Polzin) to discover the whereabouts of the White Rabbit and other inhabitants of Wonderland. Marni L.B. Troop’s Toke is a one-joke scene that while a good idea (a self-help group for caterpillars hooked on their hookah puffing) falls flat because of deadly pacing and lackluster performances.
Natasha Troop’s Of Cabbages and Kings takes too long to set up as the Poet (Eugenie Trow) recites the tale of the Walrus (a masterfully stentorian reading by Polzin) and the Carpenter (Nate Werner bursting with innocent charm) and the unfortunate oysters they devoured. Once the characters arrive and the tale proceeds to a cannibalistic ending, fun ensues.
Perry’s own Quit While You’re A Head ends the evening as the Mad Hatter (the delightfully manic Pearson again) attempts to keep her head firmly on her shoulders when the Queen of Hearts (a towering Abby Gershuny) enters her shop. The Hatter has saved a few heads the Queen has lopped off (everyone is headless now in Wonderland except for the Queen and the Hatter) and uses them as mannequins to display her wares. It’s a macabre ending to an interesting evening.
Natasha Troop’s set design features chess board patterned walls and floor and a series of ever diminishing doorways, but her lighting design is static and bland. The real stars of the evening are the colorful and inventive costumes by Tsebahat Fiseha and Becky Van Cleve.
The Eclectic Company Theatre’s “Curious Conversations: 8 Plays Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ & ‘Through the Looking Glass’”: Inspires Psychedelic Escapades and Tweedle Fun!
When we think of parallel universes, so often we muse upon existences wherein Pauley Shore is president of the United States rather than Barack Obama (Bud-dy!). A reality wherein Elvis Presley, did NOT fake his own death, as in another speculated parallel existence, but moved away from the music industry all together to become a Vegan animal husbandry artist and an organic beekeeper. Ooh and say, what if cats had lips not to mention wore high heels in that invisible space under their ankle/heel (which IS it?) when they walk?!? What if the future was past, and the past was present, and future was present perfect, and everything meshed such that hippies stormed the Bastille and protested The Spanish Inquisition? (Surely they would have expected it!) Yes, these are all scenarios we associate with parallel universes. But very often do we forget to remember one of the first, most magical parallel universes (whether through the looking glass or down the rabbit hole) in the name of Wonderland and all the mind-bending realities witnessed by Alice herself!
And bend the brain this production will, from the frivolously fragrant fruit-loopy flavorsome wine procured for a mere donation in the lobby, to the oblong yet, oddly angled black and white chessboard set sporting the dizzying psychedelic rabbit hole projection on the screen upon its dorsal wall, one nearly senses they have already transcended and entered a most Serlingesque portal boasting decided Carrollian and Morissonesque undertones, overtones, and mid-tones alike! Even the production’s intro harps on this very notion as we are informed of any and all emergency exits in order to prevent us from being “trapped in Wonderland” in conjunction with being warned about an utter non-allowance of “phones or recording devices or—off with your head!”
Take the aforementioned elementary school teacherish admonishments one step further and reflect upon what might happen if a middle-aged school-marmish Alice suddenly returned to said place of wonder, to speak nothing of varying and sundry characters being tweaked into scenes they might not otherwise have ever appeared, or better yet, envisage Wonderland residents manifesting themselves in the real world and you have the Eclectic Company Theatre’s latest production, Curious Conversations: 8 Plays Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” & “Through the Looking Glass”. Produced by Rochelle Perry and Natasha Troop, and directed by Madelyne Heyman and Shane Labowitz, the production wends its way most peculiarly and incongruously through some very arresting and deliciously ridiculous speculation of what could have been, or may very well still be occurring in the eternal ether of Lewis Carroll’s theatrically inspired landscape in a journey unlike any other.
“I had this concept after I re-read Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass on the Kindle and then I was thinking of getting back into playwrighting,” says producer/playwright Rochelle Perry, “because it had been several years, and I [thought] ‘Oh Alice in Wonderland. Everyone loves Alice in Wonderland … You know there’s already an audience for it and so [I figured] why not?” And, from it, quite a new and exciting version of Wonderland would be born!
“It’s a lot like the change of life only without the hot flashes,” a middle-aged Alice will exclaim as she unexpectedly enters the portal yet again in the midst of darning a sock in An Alice of a Certain Age by Nancy Cooper Frank. None of this is lost upon the caterpillar upon her arrival, “Madame, in your advanced state of decrepitude you’re not cut out for adventure,” to which Alice can only invariably reply, “Isn’t it time you turned into a butterfly?” The Duchess is merely off-put by Alice’s mundane sense of servitude as she demurs the half-darned sock Alice bandies about like an antebellum bride’s fan forestalling “the vaypuhs. “Will you kindly not wave that sock in my face while we are talking?”
The Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter just wonder where Alice has gone all these years, particularly in comparison to their latest charges, in The White Rose written by Gabi Rodriguez. “What is with these little girls today?” intones the Cheshire Cat. “‘I can’t drink that, this isn’t a speakeasy,’…and ‘I’m not going to eat that, I’m on a gluten free diet!’”
In Through the Looking Glass by Michael Maiello we are taken back in time from (mad hatterish) menopause, yet slightly forward from (tweedle) tweendom, as a traditionally blue-dressed, but dark-haired Alice questions her reflection in the form of the scarlet-draped, Red Queen in the mirror “When you dressed yourself this morning, didn’t you think of what I’d like to wear?” This hardly matters however as Alice can only crow about her impending wedding for which she prepares, along with anticipating the performance of the “trope of mimes we hired [now] doing vocal exercises in the garden.” The fortunate fellow groom in question?—a tax collector named Robert. “I thought he bred Bassett Hounds. You know how people look like their pets,” the mirrored image of the fiery queen scoffs as the two continue their jibes through vocalized chess moves. One reflection clearly is nervous that she is getting married and the other deflection, rattled that she isn’t yet is–and did, yet didn’t–have a say in the matter!
A slightly more agreeably discordant pair in the form of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum can be witnessed in Meet the Tweedles by Eric Duhon. Played in most hilarious and gender bending fashion as two assumed straight (or gay) men by two women in significantly rotund, and roly-poly, paunchy Polichinelle costumes, the two engage us in a rehearsal within a non-rehearsal as they “rehersify” within this full-out performance. It is a most disjointed near Vaudevillian/Shakespearian sketch reminiscent of the Smothers Brothers before they ever knew to idolize Abbott and Costello or Shields and Yarnell!?
In Hard Boiled Alice, by Suzie Heaton, the heretofore psychedelic window to the rear of the set is transformed into an ambient, art deco architecture clad arena as the din or rain punctures said portal’s proverbial pane. “It was one of those nights where you wouldn’t make a dog go out except it was afternoon,” exclaims private investigator Sam Spade (“Mr. Spade/hearts and Spade”—a reference is later made). “What was a 12-year-old girl doing in San Francisco,” he will later convey. As Alice makes her way into the mystery solving, man cave, she can only exclaim. “Why do you say out loud everything you are thinking?” (Really. And this is weird after the likes of her travels in Wonderland?) An impromptu showdown will ensue but in whose world: Hers as she beholds his or his as she beholds his through hers? All in all an exceedingly interesting, impromptu enmeshment of existences!
What if the caterpillar whose job it was to “confuse every human that stumbles down the rabbit whole” (whilst rendered buzzed and confused enough himself on hookah) and felt too much pressure with the hole thing–(See what I did there?)–required a rehabilitation program/support group in order to quell his most cigarettesque cravings?: Exactly what is explored in Toke by Marni L.B. Troop. All we understand is that the caterpillars or rather weak-willed wiggle worms cannot hold their smokage long enough to tide themselves over for less than a day, which may very well be a lifetime in caterpillar chronology! “It’s been 3 hours since my last smoke,” our star insect will intone. Another will lament, “I toke on the hookah because I’ve got 600 children and they’re all silk spinners!” Oh right, ‘cause we all know how that confounded silk chafes against the skin–and 600 kids…? Off to Jerry Springer with ya now!!!
Of Cabbages and Kings by Natasha Troop explores what transpires betwixt the walrus and the carpenter after the end of the poem The Walrus and the Carpenter. Hint, it is morbid and depressing and the walrus really does not seem to like the carpenter much. Poor carpenter… Or is that the reverse? Hmmm… Quite depressing if not somewhat heady.
Speaking of heady, Quit While You’re a Head by Rochelle Perry, producer extraordinaire, explores the post armageddonous exisTENSE shrouded in all manner of reminiscence of death and destruction as exacted by the heartless, but not yet headless, Queen of Hearts herself! After having beheaded, yet freed them from the tonnage of her iron fist, everyWON in Wonderland (or is that Loserland?) only the Mad Hatter is left. The prime question posed: Can he persuade her to spare his life as he is the only one who can make hats for the headless in said wretch of a nation. (Though remaining characters in the forms of disembodied heads of The King, Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and The White Rabbit prattle and chatter away on the wall behind the Hatter himself as he muses out loud, “Speaking of where, what hats did they wear? And if they’d not hats to wear, they should have stopped by to see my wares!”: A genius and classic line. Though until reading the actual play, it want slightly over my head as an audience member.
Ideas behind most plays are fresh and original. The only concern I had with some of them is that they felt too chatty, at the same time significantly lacking in suspense and storyline. While it is evident that much of Carroll’s work centers around wordplay and the buoyancy found therein, you can have both. Moreover, in nonbook form, some such wordplay was somewhat lost on the audience.
While still a work in progress, Curious Conversations has to be one of the best productions I have seen at the Eclectic Company Theatre. Incumbent upon production value, set design, costuming and acting, to speak nothing of the British accents—Oh those amazing British accents, it was certainly the most colorful, plush, most high quality! Of note, Dai Kornberg as the eccentrically erudite caterpillar, Diana Vaden as the charmingly cunning Cheshire Cat, Eugenie Trow as the moderate and matriarchal play’s host and introductress along with poetic narrator of The Walrus and the Carpenter, Adrienne Pearson as the quirky Mad Hatter, JC Henning and Nicolette Shutty as respectively quirky and earnest old and young Alices, Melanie Cruz and Marilee Moen as the bumbling Dee and Dum brothers portrayed as sisters, Tim Polzin as the candid, cool customerish Sam Spade, Nathalie Blossom as the imposing and incendiary Red Queen, and Abby Gershuny as the boldly beatific Queen of Hearts! Costumes by Tsebahat Fiseha and Beck Van Cleve are some of the best I’ve ever seen and the set designed by Natasha Troop is positively out of this world!
Are You a Die-Hard Alice in Wonderland Fan? This Might Interest You
Seann Hallisky, Carissa Gipprich, Melanie Cruz, Diana Vaden in Quit While You’re a Head by Rochelle Perry
Photo by Rochelle Perry
The brainchild of writer-producer Rochelle Perry, Curious Conversations riffs on the characters and themes of Lewis Carroll. The eight one-acts, by eight playwrights, vary in quality and depth and standard of performance.
Like the material that inspired them, these plays — alternately directed by Shane Labowitz and Madelyne Heyman — cross the world of children with that of adults. The onstage hijinks are broad and colorful, but some of the ideas behind them are, as in Carroll’s books, odd and confounding.
Among the eight is Nancy Cooper Frank’s An Alice of a Certain Age, in which Alice (JC Henning), now a grandmother, makes a return voyage down the rabbit hole, where her encounters are as bizarre and bewildering as when she was a child.
In Michael Maiello’s Looking Through the Glass, a cerebral rumination on identity, an Alice of marriageable age (Nicolette Shutty) plays virtual chess with the Red Queen (Nathalie Blossom), a bewigged harridan with carrot-colored eyelashes. The stakes are Alice’s womanhood and autonomy.
Nicolette Shutty and Nathalie Blossom in Looking Through the Glass by Eric Duhon
Photo by Rochelle Perry
Meet the Tweedles by Eric Duhon presents Tweedle Dee (Melannie Cruz) and Tweedle Dum (Merileigh Moen) as a pair of dancing vaudevillian clowns whose bickering over the nature of their show — is it a “tragical“ history or a musical? — is sprinkled with misquotations from Shakespeare.
And Perry’s Quit While You’re a Head features Adrienne Pearson as an unctuous Mad Hatter, currying favor with the ballistic Queen of Hearts (Abby Gershuny), who has already beheaded everyone else in the kingdom.
The real star of this show is its production design. Everything takes place on Natasha Troop’s black-and-white–checkered set, whose slanting floor and bending walls make everyone who appears on the stage (including a parade of audience members traipsing to and from the bathroom) seem outsized. Added to that are the preshow videography, with its astral and firework patterns, and the vivid, imaginative costumes by Tsebahat Fiseha and Becky Van Cleve.
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One-act plays in the US
Curious Conversations is a series of eight one-act plays by Rochelle Perry that riff on the characters and themes of Lewis Carroll. It premiered recently in Village Valley, Los Angeles. In Nancy Cooper Frank’s An Alice Of A Certain Age, Alice is now a grandmother and makes a return voyage down the rabbit hole. In Michael Maiello’s Looking Through The Glass, a cerebral rumination on identity, an Alice of marriageable age plays virtual chess with the Red Queen. Meet The Tweedles presents Tweedledee and Tweedledum as a pair of dancing vaudevillian clowns. Perry’s Quit While You’re A Head features Mad Hatter currying favour with the ballistic Queen of Hearts, who has already beheaded everyone else in the kingdom.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE IT OUT TO SEE THE SHOW AND FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!!!!
– Rochelle Perry, Producer