Playwright

Lear through the Looking-Glass

Lear through the Looking-Glass


SPECS

full-length, re-/de-construction of Lewis Carrol’s Alice novels and Shakespeare’s tragedy

4 w, 3 m


SUMMARY

Alice goes through the looking-glass right into King Lear's court. Some of her objects (and Dinah the cat) have come to life and think she's the king. Alice quickly realizes that in order to survive in this upside-down world, she must become Lear. As king, she learns to grow up, to love, and to die. But just as Lear's life is coming to an end, Alice goes back through the looking-glass and once again becomes a seven-year old little girl. How is life, especially childhood, to go on when you've already made peace with death?


STYLE & SUBJECT

absurdism, adaptation

adventure, tragedy, Shakespeare, nonsense


SUCCESSES

WORKSHOP

Aug 2014

LIDA work|space

Denver, CO

 

READING

Mar 2015

Boulder, CO