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Alice in Black and White

From 12 critic and 6 member reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Enchanting, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever

About the show

Looking for Lilith Theatre Company presents Robin Rice's period-hopping bio-play about Alice Austen, a groundbreaking female street photographer of Victorian-era NYC. More…

'Alice in Black and White' traces Austen's love affair with photography and with her partner, Gertrude Tate, at the turn of the 20th century, to her fall into poverty and obscurity by the 1950s. Originally produced in Louisville, KY, the production comes to Austen's native New York City in honor of the 150th anniversary of her birth. 


“It all comes off more like an outline for would probably work better as a filmed documentary than this play. Unfortunately, the interspersed scenes that try to add a bit of suspense...are more intrusive than smoothly or interestingly integrated...In fairness to director Kathi E. B. Ellis, it's challenging to move actors and props on and off this tiny stage...While ‘Alice’ is a flawed play, it does introduce us to a little-known game changer.” Full Review