Bedlam returns to Off-Broadway, bringing their high-energy, stripped-down aesthetic to a new production of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of Neverland. More…
Join the Darling children as they follow Peter Pan and Tinker Bell to Neverland, where children never grow old. Bedlam's cast of six will inhabit all of Barrie's 25 characters including Pirates, the Lost Boys, Indians, and the maniacal Captain Hook. Recommended for ages 14+, but may be suitable for mature audiences, 12+. Contains adult situations.
See it if You want to see a different take than the usual story. Sometimes funny. Sometimes a little bit avant-garde but points for trying.
Don't see it if You don’t like your Peter Pan outside the box. This one is not successful on every level and hard to follow at times.
See it if you enjoy Bedlam's unorthodox presentation of conventional works. This may be their least cohesive show, but there's still plenty to enjoy.
Don't see it if you expect a traditional staging of the Peter Pan story or you're a JM Barrie purist. [This is an anarchistic, subversive take on the play.]
See it if you like inventive theatrical bits, even when extraneous to a production's central thrust -- or is the series of bits the main point here?
Don't see it if you love the original too much to see it tinkered with.
See it if You know someone involved with the production. You want a new interpretation of a classic play.
Don't see it if You want to see Peter Pan: this isn't it. You want a clear artistic vision: I don't know what this production was trying to say.
See it if you enjoy the challenge of seeing a familiar piece reinterpreted by imaginative actors.
Don't see it if you are expecting anything traditional - no flying, no glitter, A lot of the changes do not seem to have theatrical purpose.
See it if you have 100 minutes of your life you are willing to give up. You like terrible adaptations of classics.
Don't see it if you're smart. Save your money and more importantly, your time.
See it if you like anything about Peter Pan even a very confusing production. The actors change roles and not always smoothly. Some humor.
Don't see it if you like a traditional version of Peter Pan or don't care for Peter Pan at all.
See it if you can give a flawed adaptation with some redeeming qualities a chance. There are great moments of heartbreak & hilarity, design choices.
Don't see it if you're expecting traditional Peter Pan or a straightforward plot. Confusing at times and not everything works; scenes are hit or miss.
See it if You like your theater avant garde and totally bizarre, and don't mind a raunchy version of Peter Pan. Clever and brilliant acting.
Don't see it if You need a strong through line in your story, or want something appropriate for children. THIS IS NOT FOR KIDS!
See it if you can enjoy gender commentary told through pointedly unsexy pantomime-like raunch mixed in w/ an unresolved Oedipal complex
Don't see it if you want your gender commentary to be persuasive
See it if You are a fan of Bedlam's very non-traditional work. And can be open to new thoughts and ideas about Peter Pan.
Don't see it if You want straight ahead interpretations of Peter Pan.
See it if you want to smash your memories of Mary Martin and Sandy Duncan and replace them with this UPSIDE DOWN Avante Garde production.
Don't see it if if you want to hold tight to your childhood memories of Mary Martin and Sandy Duncan portraying Peter Pan.
See it if you're game to see some talented performers utterly flummoxed when confronting a classic text.
Don't see it if you are more interested in the play than the performers.
See it if If you can enjoy being confused/amused and intellectually lambasted on the very timely subject of gender issues, you'll be rewarded here.
Don't see it if If it totally drives you crazy to not quite know what's going on in a play, you better leave this one alone. If you're adventurous, try it.
See it if You are a fan of Bedlam (the theater company) and don't care what they do. I liked the dog.
Don't see it if You want scenery with your theater. You're allergic to whimsy and prefer your tinker bell to be a non-smoker.
See it if I love Bedlam and all of these excellent actors, and there are some very funny and clever moments for sure
Don't see it if This is ultimately a choppy, disappointing production. The last 20 minutes just lose the plot, literally
See it if you like Bedlam's now-standard staging tropes: small, intrepid cast playing multiple characters of all genders and species, dance breaks
Don't see it if you're expecting a kid-friendly version; basic story is unclear and enchantment factor low; snarky humor and sexual undertones are prominent
See it if This is avant-garde TV sitcom version of Peter Pan that won't stop. The good actors are trying to solider through these 100 AWFUL minutes.
Don't see it if All that was missing were the actors wearing berets and smoking. Never mind, Tinkerbell was smoking while dealing with her jealousy.
See it if You like new interpretations of classics
Don't see it if you're expecting a straightforward adaption. Also if you have trouble following actors playing multiple characters
See it if you think you know Peter Pan so you can relate to Bedlam's funny fragmented dream interpretation of what you think are the facts.
Don't see it if you don't know the Peter Pan story; you've never watched fractured fairy tales; you are young; you've never heard of the "imagi-nation".
See it if This is 1 of those shows where either U get it or U don't. Luckily, I got it! This isn't your daddy's PETER PAN, this is an insane revision!
Don't see it if If U don't have an open mind & imagination much of this will fall flat. Flying w/o Foys & Frenchmusic interludes notwithstanding, NOT4kids