LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE COMPANY EXTENDS LOOKINGGLASS ALICE THROUGH FEBRUARY 22, 2015

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces the extension of Lookingglass Alice due to overwhelming demand. Lookingglass Alice now runs through February 22, 2015 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago’s historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.  Tickets go on sale today, January 30 at 12:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the box office at (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org.

Adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin from the works of Lewis Carroll and produced in association with The Actors Gymnasium, Lookingglass Theatre’s signature production has been seen by more audience members than any other Lookingglass show. The 2014-2015 run marked Ensemble Member Anthony Fleming III’s 500th performance as the Cheshire Cat, Ensemble Member Kevin Douglas’ 400thperformance as the Mad Hatter and Artistic Associate Lauren Hirte’s 400th performance as Alice. Lookingglass Alice has toured to theatres around the country, including Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Syracuse Stage in New York, Actors Theatre of Louisville, New Victory Theatre in New York, McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton and Arden Theatre in Philadelphia.

Lookingglass Alice features Ensemble Members Kevin Douglas (Mad Hatter) and Anthony Fleming III (Cheshire Cat) and also includes Molly Brennan (Red Queen), Artistic Associate Lauren Hirte (Alice),Samuel Taylor (White Knight) and Artistic Associate Lindsey Noel Whiting (Alice).

About Lookingglass Theatre Company

Inventive.  Collaborative.  Transformative.  Lookingglass Theatre Company, recipient of the 2011 Regional Theatre Tony Award, was founded in 1988 by eight Northwestern University students.  Now in its 27th season, Lookingglass is home to a multi-disciplined ensemble of artists who create story-centered theatrical work that is physical, aurally rich and visually metaphoric. The Company has staged 62 world premieres, received 101 Joseph Jefferson awards and nominations, and work premiered at Lookingglass has been produced in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, Berkeley, Philadelphia, Princeton, Hartford, Kansas City, Washington D.C., and St. Louis.  Lookingglass original scripts have been produced across the United States.

The Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago’s landmark Water Tower Water Works opened in June 2003.  In addition to developing and presenting ensemble work, Lookingglass Education and Community programs encourage creativity, teamwork and confidence with thousands of community members each year.

Lookingglass Theatre Company continues to expand its artistic, financial and institutional boundaries under the guidance of Artistic Director Andrew White, Executive Director Rachel Kraft, Producing Artistic Director Philip R. Smith, Artistic Director of New Work Heidi Stillman, a 24-member artistic ensemble, 15 artistic associates, 11 production affiliates, an administrative staff and a dedicated board of directors led by Chairman Joe Brady of Jones Lang LaSalle and President John McGowan of CTC | myCFO (a part of BMO Financial Group). For more information, visit lookingglasstheatre.org.