Lobster Alice

Lobster Alice
by Kira Obolensky

Productions (26)
  • Comedy
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A transformative office space with a window
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-350-2

Lobster Alice
by Kira Obolensky

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Productions (26)
  • Comedy
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A transformative office space with a window

Alice Horowitz, coffee-bearing secretary, wants life to be interesting. John Finch, an animator at work on Disney's Alice in Wonderland, wants Alice. When the great and outrageous Salvador Dali arrives at the studio to work on a short animated film, life becomes curiouser and curiouser. Dali scanDALIzes the conservative Finch; Alice, coffee-bearing secretary, becomes Alice, girl in a rabbit hole; and Finch and Alice both experience the surreal vagaries of the human heart.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
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Play Details

Alice Horowitz, coffee-bearing secretary, wants life to be interesting. John Finch, an animator at work on Disney's Alice in Wonderland, wants Alice. When the great and outrageous Salvador Dali arrives at the studio to work on a short animated film, life becomes curiouser and curiouser. Dali scanDALIzes the conservative Finch; Alice, coffee-bearing secretary, becomes Alice, girl in a rabbit hole; and Finch and Alice both experience the surreal vagaries of the human heart.

  • Comedy
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 1 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A transformative office space with a window
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-350-2

Published Reviews

"Fresh, bright, and irresistible!"

Christian Science Monitor

"Playwright Kira Obolensky invents a theatrical dream world in which the man who famously envisioned melting clocks helps (in his signature boundary-blurring way) a reluctant couple melt into each other...the piece is inspired."

Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

"Lobster Alice is a gleeful meditation on the marriage of artistic creation and sexual desire. A virtual rabbit hole of visual surprises, romantic suspense and silly-sophisticated wordplay, it's a frisky, fanciful surrealist romp that opens the doors of the imagination and tickles the intellect in rare and magical ways... Lobster Alice ranks among the most pleasurable stage experiences of the year."

Wendell Brock, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"At once confusing, disturbing, and sometimes hilarious, Obolensky's play is always fascinating and provocative."

Ryan Knoke, PULSE of the Twin Cities

"Plunges its characters into a vortex of mindscrambling surrealism..."

New York Times

"Obolensky shows a flair not only for the quirky twist and surreal image, but for neatly pointed dialogue... Like any strange dream, Lobster Alice tantalizes the imagination and lingers in the memory."

Houston Chronicle

"Kira Obolensky's Kesselring Prize-winning comedy is about art and lobsters -- or, more precisely, about the juxtaposition of apparently dissonant ideas and the delightful confluence that occasionally results... Lobsters may be as odd a metaphor for creative inspiration as has ever been concocted, but like everything else in Obolensky's play, the plucky crustaceans prove apropos."

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Production History

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Location
SEP 15, 2016 - SEP 16, 2016
Lakeland Community Theatre
Lakeland, FL United States
Lakeland Community Theatre Lakeland, FL United States
JUN 01, 2015 - JUN 01, 2015
Des Moines Community Playhouse
Des Moines, IA United States
Des Moines Community Playhouse Des Moines, IA United States
SEP 25, 2014 - OCT 12, 2014
Flying V
Bethesda, MD United States
Flying V Bethesda, MD United States
AUG 15, 2014 - AUG 24, 2014
Atlas Theatre
Edmonton, AB Canada
Atlas Theatre Edmonton, AB Canada
MAR 14, 2014 - APR 05, 2014
Convergence-Continuum
Cleveland, OH United States
Convergence-Continuum Cleveland, OH United States
APR 26, 2013 - MAY 11, 2013
California State University- Long Beach
Long Beach, CA United States
California State University- Long Beach Long Beach, CA United States
OCT 06, 2011 - OCT 08, 2011
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Weatherford, OK United States
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, OK United States
APR 30, 2010 - MAY 15, 2010
Second Thought Theatre
Addison, TX United States
Second Thought Theatre Addison, TX United States
JAN 18, 2008 - JAN 27, 2008
Fly-By-Night Productions
Dubuque, IA United States
Fly-By-Night Productions Dubuque, IA United States
APR 19, 2007 - APR 21, 2007
Aquinas College Theatre Program
Grand Rapids, MI United States
Aquinas College Theatre Program Grand Rapids, MI United States
JUL 26, 2006 - SEP 03, 2006
The Blank Theatre Company
Hollywood, CA United States
The Blank Theatre Company Hollywood, CA United States
NOV 16, 2005 - NOV 20, 2005
St Olaf College Theatre Dept
Northfield, MN United States
St Olaf College Theatre Dept Northfield, MN United States
JUL 01, 2005 - JUL 03, 2005
McNeese Theatre
Lake Charles, LA United States
McNeese Theatre Lake Charles, LA United States
MAY 25, 2005 - JUN 18, 2005
ArtsWest Playhouse And Gallery
Seattle, WA United States
ArtsWest Playhouse And Gallery Seattle, WA United States
OCT 02, 2004 - OCT 02, 2004
Actors Scene Unseen
Charlotte, NC United States
Actors Scene Unseen Charlotte, NC United States
DEC 05, 2003 - DEC 06, 2003
New College Of Florida Theater Tutorial
Sarasota, FL United States
New College Of Florida Theater Tutorial Sarasota, FL United States
OCT 09, 2003 - OCT 19, 2003
University of Northern Iowa Department of Theatre (Theatre UNI)
Cedar Falls, IA United States
University of Northern Iowa Department of Theatre (Theatre UNI) Cedar Falls, IA United States
AUG 15, 2003 - SEP 14, 2003
Synchronicity Performance Group
Atlanta, GA United States
Synchronicity Performance Group Atlanta, GA United States
JUL 13, 2003 - AUG 24, 2003
B Street Theatre
Sacramento, CA United States
B Street Theatre Sacramento, CA United States
MAY 15, 2003 - MAY 24, 2003
Rough Magic Productions
Lincoln, NE United States
Rough Magic Productions Lincoln, NE United States
APR 25, 2003 - APR 26, 2003
Clements HS
Sugar Land, TX United States
Clements HS Sugar Land, TX United States
FEB 14, 2003 - FEB 14, 2003
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacoqdoches, TX United States
Stephen F. Austin State University Nacoqdoches, TX United States
SEP 16, 2002 - SEP 16, 2002
Women's Theater Initiative
Cincinnati, OH United States
Women's Theater Initiative Cincinnati, OH United States
FEB 27, 2002 - MAR 24, 2002
Stages Theatre
Houston, TX United States
Stages Theatre Houston, TX United States
DEC 11, 1999 - JAN 23, 2000
Playwrights Horizons
New York, NY United States
Playwrights Horizons New York, NY United States
SEP 01, 1999 - NOV 07, 1999
Jungle Theater
Minneapolis, MN United States
Jungle Theater Minneapolis, MN United States
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SEP 25, 2014 - OCT 12, 2014
Flying V
Bethesda, MD United States
Flying V Bethesda, MD United States
MAR 14, 2014 - APR 05, 2014
Convergence-Continuum
Cleveland, OH United States
Convergence-Continuum Cleveland, OH United States
APR 30, 2010 - MAY 15, 2010
Second Thought Theatre
Addison, TX United States
Second Thought Theatre Addison, TX United States
MAY 25, 2005 - JUN 18, 2005
ArtsWest Playhouse And Gallery
Seattle, WA United States
ArtsWest Playhouse And Gallery Seattle, WA United States
AUG 15, 2003 - SEP 14, 2003
Synchronicity Performance Group
Atlanta, GA United States
Synchronicity Performance Group Atlanta, GA United States
JUL 13, 2003 - AUG 24, 2003
B Street Theatre
Sacramento, CA United States
B Street Theatre Sacramento, CA United States
FEB 27, 2002 - MAR 24, 2002
Stages Theatre
Houston, TX United States
Stages Theatre Houston, TX United States
DEC 11, 1999 - JAN 23, 2000
Playwrights Horizons
New York, NY United States
Playwrights Horizons New York, NY United States
SEP 01, 1999 - NOV 07, 1999
Jungle Theater
Minneapolis, MN United States
Jungle Theater Minneapolis, MN United States

Awards (1)

Kesselring Prize winner (1998)