by Cheryl Corley
National Public Radio
All Things Considered
This Sunday, as Broadway celebrates its own and recognizes the best
work of the season during the 65th annual Tony Awards, an outsider will
be mentioned along with all those names in lights. Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre will be the 2011 recipient of the Tony for best regional theater.
One of the ensemble's signature plays is called Lookingglass Alice.
The adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic story inspired the founding
of the company. Its version, written by founding member David Catlin, is
a combination of drama, spectacle and breathtaking acrobatics.
poster in the lobby describes Lookingglass as "theater without a net,"
and artistic director Andrew White says that philosophy is both literal
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