“With the skillful direction of Amy Sass, the ensemble expands and contracts in perpetual motion…Ragged Wing plays the space like an accordion until the building itself seems to be respiring.”
- Berkeley Daily Planet
Welcome to a world of extremes, where gender is malleable, proportion swings from LARGE to small, and identities shift and move like the weather. In their fourth season, Ragged Wing Ensemble dives into Wonderland with an unusual take on Alice’s archetypal journey. This Alice leaves behind her innocence for a giddy, often fantastical, sometimes twisted quest to find herself.
Puppetry, physical theater, and cross-dressing collide to create an absorbing, uncanny descent into the human psyche. Brightly chaotic and darkly whimsical, Ragged Wing’s production brings you an unsettling experience of surprise.
CAST & CREW
Jennifer Antonacci Keith C. Davis Jeffrey Hoffman
Emily Morrison Anna Shneiderman David Stein
Jacob Basri Vanessa Goodinez
Amalia Korsczowski Hillary Milton
Director: Amy Sass
Stage Management: Alycia Dymond
Assistant SM: Oliver Aguirre
Accordion Composition: Jasper Patterson
Set Construction: Mike Rosenbaum.
Costume Coordinator: Wendy Lyn
Assistant Stitcher: Lisa Fullerton, Tim Carlon
Humpty, Caterpillar: Jessica Hainel
Wigs etc: Betsey Cheitlin
Lighting: Aidan Fraser
Poster Design: Danny Neece
Puppets: Danny Neece & Djuna Odegard
PHOTO GALLERY- Click image below to get expanded view.
All Photos by Aidan Fraser
“Male and female actors alike don the blue frock and blonde wig…Alice becomes a shape-shifter, a character whose size, gender, age and overall physical identity is mutable, oscillating constantly between visual extremities. A near 20-foot-tall Alice puppet is even employed at one point to illustrate the effects of a growth-enhancing piece of cake. Alice is constantly in search of herself, and a few a times, she literally runs into herself between scenes. But despite having different performers embody Alice, her capricious, youthful and somewhat cocky persona is channeled by every actor who portrays her, implying that there is a bit of Alice in us all. The actors’ skill and creative direction allow the audience to do what the White Queen urges of Alice—to “believe in impossible things.”… Ragged Wing effectively brings the bizarre to a human level.”
- Daily Californian