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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.