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 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 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 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 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 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'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
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
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 love new theatre that pushes boundaries and takes you to the unexpected. You should also know a decent amount about Peter Pan.
Don't see it if You are looking for traditional theatre in any sense.
See it if you enjoy smart, funny, inventive adaptations of classic literature, Bedlam's productions and the direction of Eric Tucker.
Don't see it if you prefer your classic literature presented traditionally and your children's stories G rated.