Did you know that Lewis Carrolll's Alice in Wonderland had been used to taunt the reign of Queen Victoria? That the absolute power the Queen of Hearts was inhibiting (Off with her head!) was an indirect and satirical attack to the British Constitutional Monarchy? And that the fall of Alice into the rabbit hole can somehow imply the fall of the children to the pit of forced labor during the Industrial Revolution?
Oh man, screw it.
The truth is that falling into Alice's rabbit hole will always be one of the greatest dreams every child has. Lucky enough though, Repertory Philippines is generous enough to let us have a quick fall into the most profound hole ever known to man. And here is a list on why Repertory Philippines' own Alice in Wonderland is something you would love to fall into.
5. Colorful production
Even those who claim to be old enough for the colors baby pink and light blue would surely be endeared by the colorful production of Repertory Philippines' Alice in Wonderland. Even though the colorful backdrops and props are spectacles of their own, they have also highlighted the actors' superb performance rather than concealing them. Sure enough, they know how to play well with their pastels.
4. Excellent musical scoring
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Bituin Escalante is tailor-made for the role of the Queen of Hearts. If you are not startled by how she screams the ever famous line "Off with her head!" then it is either you are stonehearted or that you have already fallen unconscious out of fear.