Watch Meryl Streep Sing About Mushrooms in an ’80s Version of ‘Alice in Wonderland’


Oh, Meryl. Just when we thought that we couldn’t possibly love you any more than we already do, Open Culture has to go and unearth this video of you wearing pink overalls while singing a song called “Eating Mushrooms” in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Elizabeth Swados’ musical adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Alice At The Palace . We’re curious as to whether Tim Burton ever saw this version of Lewis Carroll’s tale; clearly, it’s proof that you don’t need a massive injection of CGI to create something that’s incredibly trippy — just America’s favorite actress pretending that she’s stoned.