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 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 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 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 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 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
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 you're interested in fresh takes on classics, performed by an exceptionally talented cast, and you're forgiving of messing with the text.
Don't see it if you're not interested in the "grown-up" subtext of Peter Pan being made explicit, or if you don't like messing with classic plays.
See it if you like shows that find new nuances in old texts. Loved how Bedlam brought out aspects of the characters and the story I hadn't considered
Don't see it if you want to bring your kids! This is not a child-appropriate show.
See it if You are familiar with Barrie's Peter Pan and enjoy postmodern avant-garde revisionism
Don't see it if You don't know Peter Pan or are expecting a classic staging of the play
See it if You enjoy a completely new take on a classic. You are open to raucous humor.
Don't see it if You like linear story lines and straightforward meanings.
See it if if you love the story of Peter and the gang. Great music!
Don't see it if I can't think of why someone wouldn't want to see this show
See it if You love Leonard Bernstein music and/or great dancing and choreography
Don't see it if You are put off by modernized revisions to old classics
See it if You love the story of Peter Pan but can think behind the story line. Very insightful.
Don't see it if If you don't like a small cast playing a few parts. Makes it a little confusing.
See it if You love all things Peter Pan, enjoy Bedlam's style, appreciate out of the box acting and novel adaptations
Don't see it if You like your classics to stay classic, you don't like fast-paced, off beat staging.
See it if you enjoy non-traditional adaptations that highlight some perhaps more underlying themes; you're okay with knocking down pedestals/
Don't see it if you are expecting a cut and dry, traditional Peter Pan with spandex and flying. (okay, there's a little spandex)
See it if You want a bizarre and interesting experience, or need a bit of an aperitif before personally indulging in psychedelics.
Don't see it if You prefer shows that make sense and aren’t best described as “it was an experience” It is not something the average person will enjoy.
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