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Alice in Black and White

From 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. 

August 7th, 2016
"The appealingly modest 'Alice in Black and White' straightforwardly tracks the life of this double pioneer...The show is at its best when it follows Austen at work and in love, especially since Kepler and Ellis have an affectionate rapport. Rice and the director lose their grounding when they tu...
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August 9th, 2016
"Beautifully written, splendidly directed, and featuring an excellent cast, this is one to see…Jennifer Thalman Kepler is superb as Alice Austen…’Alice in Black and White’ is an extraordinary testimony to Alice Austen's work, her lifestyle and her legacy. The intimate setting of 59E59 Theaters is...
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August 9th, 2016
"'Alice In Black and White' is an intimate portrayal of Alice Austen—an unconventional, daring, slice-of-life photographer who focused on 'Street Types of New York' for over 40 years. Robin Rice’s play is structurally uneven and confusing which detracts from a meaningful perspective of Austen’s c...
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August 10th, 2016
“Although awkward and obvious in moments, Rice’s play is an important tribute to a great artist. If ‘Alice’ inspires visits to the Alice Austen House in Staten Island it will have served an important benefit...Directed by Kathi E.B. Ellis, some of the acting, particularly at the beginning of the ...
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