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Archive for Lewis Carroll

CURIOUS CONVERSATIONS at the Eclectic Company Theatre

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Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

The brainchild of writer/producer Rochelle Perry, Curious Conversations riffs on the characters and themes of Lewis Carroll.  The eight one acts, by 8 different playwrights, vary in quality and depth and standard of performance. Read more…

Now running through June 28.

THE MISSING PAGES OF LEWIS CARROLL at Boston Court Performing Arts Center

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Margaret Gray – LA Times

The world-premiere play “The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll,” at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, was inspired by a historical mystery: Three entries from June 1863 were cut out of the diaries of Charles Dodgson, the Oxford math professor who wrote “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” under his pen name, Lewis Carroll. Read more…

Now running through March 1.

SHERLOCK THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS at the Odyssey Theater

Steven Leigh Morris – LA Weekly

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 The opening stanza of Lewis Carroll‘s poem “Jabberwocky” goes like this:

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

All mimsy were the borogoves;

And the mome raths outgrabe.

Perhaps such nonsense verse and satirically inverted logic, also found in Carroll’s books such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There, stemmed from his vocation as a mathematician. It’s not difficult to speculate on the tension between math’s pristine rationality as an explanation of natural phenomena and the senseless and pointless misery of so much human behavior.

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Now running through December 22.

A PERFECT LIKENESS at Fremont Centre Theatre

David C. Nichols – LA Times

Charles Dickens meets Lewis Carroll, literally, in “A Perfect Likeness” at Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. This beautifully appointed two-hander about the authors of “Great Expectations” and “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” isn’t exactly deep-dish, but it should appeal to those seeking a pleasantly literate 90 minutes in the theater.
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Photo by Will Hastings

Photo by Will Hastings

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

Charles Dodgson, more popularly known as Lewis Carroll, was a fascinating study in contrasts: a conservative, reticent, religiously devout lecturer in mathematics whose incredible imagination bred Alice in Wonderland and other wildly fantastical novels and poems. In writer-director Daniel Rover Singer’s 90-minute two-hander A Perfect Likeness, the prim Dodgson (Daniel J. Roberts) spends an afternoon with an even more celebrated literary icon, Charles Dickens (Bruce Ladd), struggling to reconcile his prior adoration for the universally acclaimed older writer with an appalled response to Dickens’ rough language, bald earthiness and frank skepticism.
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Now running through December 22.