Allie In Wonderland!
Allie in Wonderland – My review!!
We all know the story of Alice in Wonderland. But, do we know what happens when Alice grows up? What happens to Wonderland? How did it change? What happened to the other characters? Everett Robert tells us in his delightful play Allie in Wonderland!
The play opens on the Mad Hatter and the Hare getting ready for a tea party. The tea setting and their costumes are a bit worse for the wear. The Cheshire Cat, invisible as always, prompts them to try a find Alice – now called Allie. Allie shows up, texting, checking her phone, going online to find friends on social media sites, and completely unaware of Wonderland.
Follow the play as the denizens of Wonderland do their best to try to make Allie remember who she was and what Wonderland once was. It was a cheerful reminder of the power of imagination and the wonder of being a child. Someone once said that we don’t stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing. I think it sums this play up quite nicely!
Allie in Wonderland is a short, charming, and enchanting play and one that I truly enjoyed reading. I give Everett Robert credit for taking a tale from childhood, giving it a new spin, and telling us all that it is okay to dream.
My rating: 4.5 stars!!