Alice: Down the Rwong Wrabbit Whole is an original comedic play, in development since autumn 2009. The script has been created from an extensive period of improvisations by Edna Barrón and Karen Anne Light, with guidance and mentorship from John Gilkey.
Aside from Alice in Wonderland the San Francisco artists have been influenced by the physical theatre techniques they studied together--mime, mask, clown, ensemble theatre--at Flying Actor Studio of San Francisco. John Gilkey, a principal comedic performer in Cirque du Soleil and SF comedy troupe "We Are Nudes" was a guest teacher at FAS. He graciously agreed to continue working with Edna and Karen after their year at the Conservatory ended.
In this play, the audience witnesses Karen and Edna attempt to present Disney's Alice in Wonderland as a "full-length theatrical production in which two women play each of the 359 characters." In reality, the play is an account of the psychological unraveling of the actresses, strangely braided with the story of Alice. The humor lies in the stream-of-consciousness detours that the actresses take as their character flaws relentlessly impede their own progress. Thirty seconds in, the play's title is readily earned.