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ALICE review, Kulturspiegel

Thanks to Susanne Nielsen of the German Radio Show and Kulturspiegel for sharing this review of Jobsite’s ALICE — both in English and German:

Just wonderful! Jobsite brings Alice back to life!

Review by Susanne Nielsen

Many of us may have grown up listening to the fantastical tales set in the world of “Alice in Wonderland,” penned by mathematician Lewis Carroll, who made the little preacher’s daughter, Alice Little, his heroine. And the child in us rejoices in this wondrous play that the Jobsite troupe, directed by David Jenkins, brings to the intimate stage of the Straz’ Shimberg Playhouse in a wonderfully imaginative production – in the tradition of last year’s Shockheaded Peter performance! Bravo, bravo, wonderful, and to visit several times, because it is like a journey into another dimension, and that in 3-D!

Again this company in its production has conjured up a lot of fun for us from its literary template, with costumes and hand puppets! From all sorts of texts directly taken from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice”, with the famous Jabberwocky and also the Walrus poems, wonderfully recited by a gentleman dressed all in red and by two women doing acrobatics on gymnastics rings, kinetically underlining the cabaret-like hustle and bustle, with all sorts of hand crafted stick puppets, which involve the audience directly (if you want to, take the first row, definitely!), you can see the Shakespeare-seasoned actors’ delight in showing off  exaggerated facial expressions and over the top acting, especially in their interaction with their hand puppets and all kinds of movable stage accessories, that have us follow Alice into a deep hole in the ground following the rabbit and take a seat at the Mad Hatter’s tea party table. This is a Summer romp for all ages, but especially for those who want to be a kid again. Really!

Jobsitetheater.org, Alice runs through June 4, 2023

Einfach WUNDERBAR! Jobsite erweckt Alice  zu neuem Leben!

Besprechung von Susanne Nielsen

Viele von uns moegen mit den fantastischen Geschichten, die “Alice im Wunderland” erlebt und die aus der Feder des Mathematikers Lewis Caroll stammen, der die kleine Pfarrerstochter Alice Little zu seiner Heldin macht, grossgeworden sein. Und das Kind in uns freut sich an diesem wundersamen Stueck, das jetzt die Jobsite Truppe unter der Leitung von David Jenkins in seiner fantasievollen Produktion – in der Tradition der letztjaehrigen Shockheaded Peter Auffuehrung – einfach wunderbar auf die Buehne des intimen Shimberg Playhouses bringt! Bravo, bravo, herrlich, und zum mehrfachen Besuch , denn es ist wie eine Reise in eine andere Dimension, und das in 3-D!

Wieder haben sie aus dieser literarischen Vorlage mit Kostuemen und Handpuppen fuer uns daraus einen grossen Spass gezaubert! Von allerhand Texten direkt aus Lewis Carolls “Alice” , mit dem beruehmten Jabberwocky und auch dem Walross Gedichten, herrlich von einem ganz in rot gekleideten Herrn vorgetragen und von zwei an Ringen turnenden Damen, die das Kabaretthafte Treiben noch kinetisch unterstreichen, mit allerlei selbst-gebastelten beweglichen Stab-Puppen, die das Publikum hautnah mit einbeziehen, ( wers moechte, erste Reihe unbedingt!), merkt man den Shakespeare erprobten Schauspielern hier die eigene Freude an ueberzogener Mimik und der Interaktion mit ihren Handpuppen und allerhand beweglichen Buehnen Accessoirs, um Alice in ein tiefes Erdloch hinter dem Hasen und an die Tafel des verrueckten Hutmachers zu bringen. Ein Sommerspass fuer alle Altersgruppen, aber ganz besonders fuer die, die wieder einmal Kind sein wollen. Wirklich! 

Join in on the fun before we must close on June 4!

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