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.
"While Rice’s play fails to bring her subject to life, the same is true of the production, which uses seven actors to play 16 characters, although no one has the requisite versatility to play multiple roles. There are several moments when it’s anyone’s guess as to who some people are. The greatest challenge is faced by Kepler, who has to age incrementally throughout and who can do little more than depend on embarrassingly hoary stage clichés in doing so." Full Review
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