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 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 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 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 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 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 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 are open to new ideas about Peter Pan. This is an interesting experiment in exploring a text, but it is not fully realized.
Don't see it if You are not familiar with the text/story of Peter Pan. Or if you are expecting a traditional presentation of the story. It may be confusing.
See it if The aesthetic is more important to you than the content. Some strong, gorgeous design choices here and strong performances.
Don't see it if You like the classic Barrie script, or it'll annoy you when a show makes a lot of intense choices but doesn't justify any of them.
See it if You like experimental plays with minimal plots & actors playing more than one character. You like absurdist theatre and great Bedlam acting.
Don't see it if You need a plot. You don't like confusing, pointless shows.
See it if You're looking for something really strange/different. This play explores the themes of Peter Pan in some interesting ways. Don't go sober.
Don't see it if You want to see the classic story. Don't bring kids. In general I think much of the audience the night I went was confused.
See it if you are a fan of Bedlam's wonderful work; you want to look at this classic tale anew; you want to both journey into and examine 'childhood.'
Don't see it if you need a clear arc, you're looking for anything spoonfed (or even comprehensible), you're offended by sometimes raunchy/sexual content.
See it if you know the ins and outs of Peter Pan and want to see it explored thematically.
Don't see it if you don't want to see Peter pan explored through obscure and esoteric threads.
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
See it if You want to see the story through a very much refracted lense done by great actors
Don't see it if You want the magic of the story to still come through