Alice Threw the Looking Glass

Alice Threw the Looking Glass a parody of Strunk & White's The Elements of Style by John Walch

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Productions (10)
Comedy
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65 - 85 minutes
1 f, 1 m, 6 either (8-40 actors possible: 1-39 f, 1-39 m)
Content Notes: Some mild adult language and content
Set: Flexible playing space.

First-year college student Alice is in serious danger of failing her English course when she follows her composition paper into the trash -- and ends up in a hallucinatory world where the rules of grammar are turned upside-down. If she wants to pass, she'll need to deal with gunslinging run-on sentences, thugs hawking colloquialisms, fearsome Modifier Leeches, and more. Inspired by Lewis Carroll and parodying the terse manual The Elements of Style by Strunk & White, this ingenious comedy explores the fantasy world of language in all its grotesque mutations.

Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $85
Standard Edition $10.99
Stage Manager Edition $24.99

*The per performance fee begins at $85. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

First-year college student Alice is in serious danger of failing her English course when she follows her composition paper into the trash -- and ends up in a hallucinatory world where the rules of grammar are turned upside-down. If she wants to pass, she'll need to deal with gunslinging run-on sentences, thugs hawking colloquialisms, fearsome Modifier Leeches, and more. Inspired by Lewis Carroll and parodying the terse manual The Elements of Style by Strunk & White, this ingenious comedy explores the fantasy world of language in all its grotesque mutations.

  • Comedy
  • |
  • 65 - 85 minutes
  • 1 f, 1 m, 6 either (8-40 actors possible: 1-39 f, 1-39 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible playing space.

Published Reviews

"An inspired take on Alice in Wonderland. The world of words has never been so interesting -- or indeed amusing -- as our young heroine is led through a mysterious land filled with nouns, adjectives and passive tenses. Surprisingly addictive viewing."

Anna Millar, The Scotsman (Edinburgh)

Production History

OCT 28, 2016 - OCT 30, 2016
Mount Holyoke College Project:Theatre
SOUTH HADLEY, MA United States
Mount Holyoke College Project:Theatre SOUTH HADLEY, MA United States
FEB 15, 2014 - FEB 15, 2014
St. Andrew's School
Middletown, DE United States
St. Andrew's School Middletown, DE United States
APR 04, 2013 - APR 06, 2013
Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater
Middletown, CT United States
Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater Middletown, CT United States
MAY 28, 2010 - MAY 29, 2010
Sierra High School
Tollhouse, CA United States
Sierra High School Tollhouse, CA United States
OCT 15, 2009 - OCT 18, 2009
Lyon College
Batesville, AR United States
Lyon College Batesville, AR United States
NOV 20, 2008 - NOV 20, 2008
Mask Thetare
Salsibury, South Australia, Australia
Mask Thetare Salsibury, South Australia, Australia
JUN 12, 2008 - JUN 13, 2008
Woodville High School
South Australia, Australia
Woodville High School South Australia, Australia
MAY 23, 2008 - MAY 23, 2008
South Garland High School
Garland, TX United States
South Garland High School Garland, TX United States
JAN 01, 2007 - DEC 31, 2007
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Edinburgh, United Kingdom
JAN 01, 2000 - DEC 31, 2000
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR United States
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR United States
No upcoming productions.
JAN 01, 2007 - DEC 31, 2007
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Edinburgh, United Kingdom
JAN 01, 2000 - DEC 31, 2000
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR United States
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR United States