Few texts are more foundational and more influential than “The Wizard of Oz.” The book, and perhaps more importantly the film it inspired, have been capturing the imagination for almost 80 years. Attempts to retell this fantastical fable in the years since have been mixed. Some have been truly spectacular, while others floundered under the weight of the story’s history. Syracuse Stage’s audience is thankfully graced with the first of these options. The regional theater company’s production is light, fun and at its best completely winsome.
“This is the compelling story of Charlie, a mentally disabled man, and the strange interweaving of his life with that of Algernon, a mouse.“