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 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 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 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 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 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 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 indulgent, incomprehensible stage business and banal, pedestrian story telling and acting. See it if you don't mind being bored.
Don't see it if You are easily bored, like Peter Pan or value your time. See if you like to see what a giant miss is by an adventurous company
See it if You are looking to see the Peter Pan story completely flipped on its head with swapped characters and genders.
Don't see it if You are looking for a family show. This is not a Peter Pan for young children.
See it if you want to support bedlam because they usually put on great shows.
Don't see it if you want to save yourself an excruciating production that makes no sense. Experimental choices for the sake of being experimental.
See it if (can't think of a reason one would want to watch this)
Don't see it if you value your time and hate sitting through horrible self-indulgent performances
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
See it if You like very very skewed acting, singing and writing. I would have left if I could, but I was sitting in the front row.
Don't see it if Don't see it. Period. Don't waste your money, your time, or your ears, which will surely suffer for sitting through this show.
See it if // I've loved their productions in the past but this was a major miss for me, sorry. Actors did their best with poor, disjointed material.
Don't see it if // They took a sweet story & found the sexy adult side... w/o being sexy or clever or thought through. Felt like a school project gone bad.
See it if You are interested in failed experiments. There are things this is trying to say about mothers and daughters that could be quite moving.
Don't see it if It will drive you crazy that 2 women have parallel moments of changing costumes onstage but only the starlet is in forced into her underwear