How to solve a problem like that of Ethel Rosenberg’s? Or Alice’s, in Wonderland? Both were condemned to death, one in a fairytale, the other in real life. A historic trial and a great literary fate cross paths in this co-production, which explores what these stories of the death penalty have in common. As the headlines of today suggest, exciting trials make for the best theater. [2005]

Performers: Faye Allen, Del Hamilton, Aleksandra Jelić, Sanja Krsmanović-Tasić, Maja Mitić
Music: Nebojša Ignjatović
Director: Dijana Milosević
Scenography/video: Neša Paripović
Sound: Brian Ginn
Superintendent: Heidi Howard
Featured Texts:
Brown, T.E. – My Garden; Carrol, Lewis – Alice Through the Looking Glass; Conquergood, Dwight – Lethal Theatre: Performance, Punishment, and the Death Penalty; Georgia State Department of Corrections – The Execution of Ivon Ray Stanley; Jankovic, Ivan – Death in the Presence of Power; Kafka,
Franz – The Trial; Knopp, Fay Honey – Instead of Prisons: A Handbook for Abolitionists; Lewis,
Allan – Strange Fruit; Little Sir Hugh (Traditional Song); Meeropol, Able – Strange Fruit; Meeropol, Robert and Michael – We Are Your Sons: The Legacy of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg;
Ryan, Perry T. – The Last Public Execution in America; Wilkens, M. & D. Dill – Long Black Veil.

Realization Supported by:
Independent Projects Awards CEC ArtsLink and Trust for Mutual Understanding