“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.

 

 

 

Lewis & Alice
Alice is born
Multiple Alices
Down down down. Do cats eat bats?
I'm dying beautifully
Big Alice
Caterpillar
Cards on roller skates
BALL!
Alices
Alice swimming in tears
Eat the cake
Card Army
Caterpillar
Croquet Game
falling in cake
Mad Hatter & March Hare
eggs
Lewis & Alice waltzing
Mouse & Alice
Forest
Duchess's house
garden
Tea Party
locked door
Roller skating card
Tea Party
White Knights & Alice
White Queen

CAST & CREW

Featuring: 

Jennifer Antonacci   Keith C. Davis    Jeffrey Hoffman

Emily Morrison   Anna Shneiderman    David Stein

 

Acting Interns:

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