Ends Dec 23

Peter Pan

Members say: Disappointing, Confusing, Great acting, Funny, Clever
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4 reviews
Members
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32 reviews
 

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.

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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.

 
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40
Theatermania

"All the trappings of kids playing in a basement, with actors swapping characters and operating under an inscrutable internal logic. The problem is that for nonparticipating sober adults, it is exactly as interesting to watch...The beats feel half-considered, with ideas picked up and just as soon discarded. The result is a general inertia, with the play never really building to anything...They're all excellent actors, just not very good writers...Too boring for children, too obvious for adults." Full Review

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The New York Times

"This attempt is both a puzzle and a bummer — too childish to tell the story properly and too adult to access its wonder...The doubling of roles confuses from the beginning...The story noodles and wanders and just plain perplexes. Sometimes it gets pretty lewd...Presumably the actors know what’s what, but busy as they are, no one seems to be having much fun. This is a surly version that seems to focus on the way that Peter’s immaturity disappoints everyone around him." Full Review

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New York Daily News

"When it’s not sexed-up the show tilts toward being sophomoric...A freewheeling approach to a popular story about flying kids, fairies, and canine nannies isn’t out of the question. But, like the Darling tots, clarity goes missing. That’s not helped when most of the actors in the ensemble play two or three roles. Same goes for disembodied stage directions and on-the-nose musical interludes...They figure, anything goes. They’re right — and that included both my patience and interest." Full Review

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New York Magazine / Vulture

"Bedlam will be playing an anarchic game with this well-worn intellectual property, breaking it open to get at something deep within its heart. And so they do, to truly weird and wonderful effect...This 'Peter Pan' keeps us suspended, delightedly off-balance as we start to recognize truths that were hidden all along in the story we thought we knew. It’s a sexy, sad, silly love song to the very thing that Peter seeks to escape: the carnal, chaotic business of living." Full Review

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57
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49
Ambitious, Great acting, Indulgent, Disappointing, Excruciating

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.

95
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound

See it if Like to see an intelligent twist on a classic

Don't see it if you are looking for a family show for young kids

79
Funny, Absorbing, Dizzying, Great acting, Profound

See it if You like innovative theater and fresh takes on seemingly-stale works

Don't see it if You are offended by adult content or are not into post-modern plays

82
Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Adult

See it if You are willing to work with the cast to explore new connections in an old text, you found the Darlings annoying,

Don't see it if You really like the Disney productions, you like linear narratives, you are uncomfortable with adult content, or you are a child

Also I have been thinking about this show for over a day, trying to figure ... Read more Read less

65
Ambitious, Quirky, Raunchy, Disappointing

See it if you're interested in seeing an 'adult' take on Peter Pan; you're okay seeing an experimental production that isn't entirely successful

Don't see it if you're never seen Peter Pan before/don't know the story; you're expecting a traditional production with things like flying and a hook

Also Maybe it's because I had very low expectations after seeing the low sc... Read more Read less

46
Fine performances but a disappointing concept, Confusing and unengaging

See it if you like deconstructed classics, the more confusing the better

Don't see it if if you're a Bedlam fan and are hoping this will live up to their earlier success

Also a failed effort

96
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like Bedlam productions and are up for a delightful twist on a classic tale.

Don't see it if You are looking for a straight version of Peter Pan.

90
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy being surprised and enjoy seeing a classic story with new interpretation.

Don't see it if If you do not like innovative interpretation of old stories.

Also This show was very entertaining, found myself wondering how the actors... Read more Read less

2
Raunchy, Confusing, Disappointing, Do not throw your money away

See it if You enjoy middle age swingers clubs

Don't see it if Are looking for that drop of magic that Peter Pan holds

92
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Magical

See it if You like creative and non traditional theatre that makes you think and laugh!

Don't see it if You just like the Disney version.

98
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Resonant

See it if You want to experience a great theatrical work that can help one to understand the pathways and environments of thoughts.

Don't see it if you unchangingly want to specifically see the musical of Peter Pan.

Also I think this production is brilliant, original, profound, exhilarating... Read more Read less

84
Dark, Ambitious, Dizzying, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you're open to an experimental explosion of the themes of a well-known story.

Don't see it if you're not down for a challenge.

Also Bedlam never takes the easy way out with their storytelling, and this ... Read more Read less

25
Edgy, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You have a friend in the cast.

Don't see it if Your hoping for a coherent piece of theatre.

Also Sadly it’s not entertaining. Some of the acting is good, but even that... Read more Read less

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During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Embarrassing

See it if You love Bedlam and want to support them, hell or high water.

Don't see it if You love Bedlam and would like to keep doing so. An indulgent, embarrassing mess, overly conceptual & dead on arrival.

Also Five of the best theatre nights of my life were Bedlam's productions o... Read more Read less

40
During previews
Banal, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if you are a hardcore theatre fan who wants to see everything or are a dedicated Bedlam fan.

Don't see it if expect to see a coherent story with well defined characters and plot.

Also A truly disappointing production from Bedlam and director Eric Tucker.... Read more Read less

51
During previews
Quirky, Raunchy, Indulgent, Disappointing, Slow

See it if not sure there's any reason to bother, even if you've liked Bedlam before. The actors work hard and are skilled - but to no end.

Don't see it if it's raunchy w/o being sexy. The concept is non-existent, except for the need to be different. There are laughs, but they're forced.

40
During previews
Funny, Intelligent, Raunchy, Confusing, Messy

See it if you are a fan of the original novel and want to see an intelligent and thoughtful deconstruction of some of its more adult themes.

Don't see it if you don't know the original, are looking for a fully successful theatrical work, want clear storytelling, dislike overtly sexual material.

Also Much of this was fascinating experimentation, almost all of it represe... Read more Read less

63
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you must see everything Bedlam does, an understandable point of view, but misleading in this case.

Don't see it if you are hoping for kinetic, engaging, emotional theater, which this company is usually capable of.

49
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Uneven

See it if You know someone in the cast

Don't see it if You have any other options

Also I'm a fan of Bedlam and look forward to each new production . This has... Read more Read less

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During previews
Raunchy, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Wretched

See it if I have been sitting in front of my screen to review this play trying to come up with even 1 reason to see it. I failed, there is none.

Don't see it if You love the JM Barrie story upon which this is based. This version absolutely butchers the beloved original.

40
During previews
Dizzying, Quirky, Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you want to be confused and confounded by Bedlam's interpretation. I could not make anything of the form or content; you enjoy experimental

Don't see it if you want to see anything resembling Peter Pan. A very strange mixture of bawdy and silly, confusing mash up of the characters. Not for kids

Also I have enjoyed Bedlam's interpretations of various shows over the last... Read more Read less

53
During previews
Quirky, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You love quirky theater

Don't see it if You expect a more traditional Peter pan

24
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you are prepared to discount every good thing you believe about Bedlam.

Don't see it if Just don't see it.

26
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Unclear vision, Intriguing design

See it if You’re looking for an experimental theatre piece & comfortable seeing a deconstructed take that doesn’t fully follow the original narrative

Don't see it if You’re a fan of the original play. You’re looking for an easy to follow adaptation of Peter Pan. This is not a family experience.

Also The rules of engagement and the structure of the play are very confusi... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Bedlam productions, appreciate a free-wheeling production, have a silly sense of humor, and love Peter Pan.

Don't see it if Expect a faithful adaptation of the original or need a conventional story line. Would be confusing if you didn’t know the Peter Pan story.

Also I found it just as hilarious and intriguing as other Bedlam production... Read more Read less