Drink Me

Drink Me
or, The Strange Case of Alice Times Three
by Fengar Gael

Productions (5)
  • Comic drama
  • 110 - 130 minutes
  • 6 f, 2 m (8-10 actors possible: 6-7 f, 2-3 m)
  • Content Notes: Some adult language and content
  • Set: Gloomy, gothic unit set depicting three lecture halls, two offices, a bedroom, New Scotland Yard, a parlor, Regents Park, a ritual chamber, and a sitting room.

Drink Me
or, The Strange Case of Alice Times Three
by Fengar Gael

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Productions (5)
  • Comic drama
  • 110 - 130 minutes
  • 6 f, 2 m (8-10 actors possible: 6-7 f, 2-3 m)
  • Content Notes: Some adult language and content
  • Set: Gloomy, gothic unit set depicting three lecture halls, two offices, a bedroom, New Scotland Yard, a parlor, Regents Park, a ritual chamber, and a sitting room.

Homeless and disreputable men are vanishing from the streets of London, leaving only their buttons as evidence. When Detective Chief Inspector Fossmire takes the case, he soon hears from a distraught anthropologist who claims that her twenty-year-old triplets are responsible. The three eerie Rime sisters live in opulent seclusion, worshipping goddesses and speaking only the arcane English of a Jacobean drama. They soon unravel Fossmire's fragile sense of reality, as he races to discover the sinister ambitions of the sisters' witchcraft...

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Play Details

Homeless and disreputable men are vanishing from the streets of London, leaving only their buttons as evidence. When Detective Chief Inspector Fossmire takes the case, he soon hears from a distraught anthropologist who claims that her twenty-year-old triplets are responsible. The three eerie Rime sisters live in opulent seclusion, worshipping goddesses and speaking only the arcane English of a Jacobean drama. They soon unravel Fossmire's fragile sense of reality, as he races to discover the sinister ambitions of the sisters' witchcraft...

  • Comic drama
  • 110 - 130 minutes
  • 6 f, 2 m (8-10 actors possible: 6-7 f, 2-3 m)
  • Content Notes: Some adult language and content
  • Set: Gloomy, gothic unit set depicting three lecture halls, two offices, a bedroom, New Scotland Yard, a parlor, Regents Park, a ritual chamber, and a sitting room.

Published Reviews

"TOP 10: The season's best! Gail knows how to assemble a plot...it's no easy thing to make you believe in witchcraft as a palpable menace, yet Gail pulls it off, in part because of her splendid way with language."

Clifford A. Ridley, Philadelphia Inquirer

"...a deeply strange meditation on the supernatural, as well as a Gothic saga that indulges in an uneasy mix of humor and spookiness."

James Herbert, The San Diego Union-Tribune

"...playful, yet subversive."

Anne Marie Welsh, North County Times

"The playwright has the uncanny ability to envision a world of disassociated ideas and quirky people while at the same time making the entire mix riveting and accessible. Gail liberally borrows themes from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, as well as from Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective canon, and makes them her own."

Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun Times

"Drink Me is black comedy at its very blackest. This masterful play by Mary Fengar Gail won the Vortex Theatre's 2001 Route 66 Playwriting Contest...and the very funny, very twisted script makes this one of the most enjoyable plays I've seen in a while."

Steven Robert Allen, Weekly Alibi (Albuquerque)

"Drink Me evokes an illustrious literary tradition: not just the obvious (Shaw, Wilde, Carroll), but also Joe Orton and Caryl Churchill. Like the former, Gail takes a beloved genre (here the prim British detective story) and turns it on its head. Like the latter, she uses history and fantasy to advance political and feminist interests... But Gail's language and invention are all her own...wickedly funny...enormously engaging."

David Anthony Fox, Philadelphia City Paper

Production History

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AUG 20, 2009 - SEP 27, 2009
MOXIE Theatre
La Jolla, CA United States
MOXIE Theatre La Jolla, CA United States
OCT 16, 2005 - OCT 16, 2005
The Management Company
Jersey City, NJ United States
The Management Company Jersey City, NJ United States
APR 09, 2004 - MAY 16, 2004
Seanachai Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Seanachai Theatre Chicago, IL United States
JUL 01, 2001 - JUL 31, 2001
Vortex Theatre
Albuquerque, NM United States
Vortex Theatre Albuquerque, NM United States
MAY 24, 2000 - JUN 18, 2000
InterAct Theatre
Philadelphia, PA United States
InterAct Theatre Philadelphia, PA United States
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Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
AUG 20, 2009 - SEP 27, 2009
MOXIE Theatre
La Jolla, CA United States
MOXIE Theatre La Jolla, CA United States
APR 09, 2004 - MAY 16, 2004
Seanachai Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Seanachai Theatre Chicago, IL United States
JUL 01, 2001 - JUL 31, 2001
Vortex Theatre
Albuquerque, NM United States
Vortex Theatre Albuquerque, NM United States
MAY 24, 2000 - JUN 18, 2000
InterAct Theatre
Philadelphia, PA United States
InterAct Theatre Philadelphia, PA United States

Awards (2)

California Arts Council Playwriting Fellowship (2000)

Route 66 Great American Playwriting Competition winner (2001)