Alice Horowitz, a coffee-bearing secretary wants life to be interesting.
John Finch, an animator at work on Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, wants Alice. When the great and outrageous Salvador Dali arrives at the studio to work on a short animated film, life becomes more curious. Dali scandalizes the conservative Finch; Alice, coffee-bearing secretary, becomes Alice girl in a rabbit hole; and Finch and Alice both experience the surreal impulses of the human heart.
Readers Theatre staging is minimal and actors present a rehearsed, dramatic experience that pays particular attention to the deeper themes, style, cadence and pros of the text. It differs from a full-scale production, in that its purpose is to provide its audience with an auditory experience of the writer’s unique voice, cadence, tempo and use of language. There is a short break after the play ends, and the audience is invited back to attend a discussion of the play’s deeper meanings, themes and overall impact.