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're a fan of Eric Tucker's directing. This is very on-the-nose with what Bedlam is known for, and you won't be disappointed whatsoever.
Don't see it if You're anticipating a production with many nods to the Disney version of Peter Pan, and you're anticipating a clean, linear plotline.
See it if You like innovative theater and fresh takes on seemingly-stale works
Don't see it if You are offended by adult content or are not into post-modern plays
See it if you can torch your holiday plans in favor of catching the last performance a new york times review cannot dictate your opinion you believe
Don't see it if you've got a stick up your heiner you are driven insane by Off-Off-Broadway sensibilities Off-Broadway
See it if You for some reason love Peter Pan. Want nostalgia for a bygone style of theatre.
Don't see it if You're over it, like me. If you don't like dated musicals
See it if You like Bedlam productions and are up for a delightful twist on a classic tale.
Don't see it if You are looking for a straight version of Peter Pan.
See it if You want to experience a great theatrical work that can help one to understand the pathways and environments of thoughts.
Don't see it if you unchangingly want to specifically see the musical of Peter Pan.
See it if you want to "watch" Peter Pan in person. I watched it with my young kids who like the story of Peter Pan.
Don't see it if you want to see a different kind of Peter Pan. You pretty much know how it starts and ends.
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
See it if you do your homework- read all the reviews...nope don't do it.
Don't see it if you've seen any plays in NYC and have any reasonable expectation of a decent show.
See it if you like to be actively engaged in a piece of theater that makes you think and dream about what it means to be a child and an adult.
Don't see it if you need every actor in a play to be a single, naturalistic character from start to finish.
See it if You love adventurous, irreverent, intelligent and ridiculous theater, Charles Ludlam, and theater of the absurd at its best.
Don't see it if You believe Peter Pan and the spell it weaves is sacrocant, have a low tolerance for absurdity, don't know the story at all.
See it if I have been sitting in front of my screen to review this play trying to come up with even 1 reason to see it. I failed, there is none.
Don't see it if You love the JM Barrie story upon which this is based. This version absolutely butchers the beloved original.
See it if you want to be confused and confounded by Bedlam's interpretation. I could not make anything of the form or content; you enjoy experimental
Don't see it if you want to see anything resembling Peter Pan. A very strange mixture of bawdy and silly, confusing mash up of the characters. Not for kids
See it if not sure there's any reason to bother, even if you've liked Bedlam before. The actors work hard and are skilled - but to no end.
Don't see it if it's raunchy w/o being sexy. The concept is non-existent, except for the need to be different. There are laughs, but they're forced.