Closed 1h 50m
Wendell & Pan
Midtown W
66

Wendell & Pan NYC Reviews and Tickets

66%
(25 Reviews)
Positive
48%
Mixed
32%
Negative
20%
Members say
Confusing, Slow, Clever, Ambitious, Indulgent

About the Show

A magical dramedy about loneliness, the strange nature of grief, and that moment in your childhood that reverberates with every step you take into the adult world.

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Member Reviews (25)

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45
Excruciating, Slow, Poorly written, Poorly acted, Interesting idea

See it if You have the imagination to see what could have been with this interesting idea of a story, though poorly executed. Interesting set design.

Don't see it if Unless you’ve got some serious Peter Pan and death issues you’re trying to work out. You might find a kernel of insight in here somewhere. Read more

65
Confusing, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if If you want to see some good acting with very creative staging.

Don't see it if If you want a good story. Family issues that are not resonant.

Critic Reviews (3)

January 15th, 2019

“A spirited cast and a talented director do their best to bring playwright Kenney’s heartfelt but leaden ‘Wendell & Pan’ to the stage. It’s an unsatisfying family secrets drama...The mystical revelatory sequence near the end and the protracted coda magnify the previously flawed writing...Realism and fantasy shakily connect, the dialogue is stiff, and the conclusion is underwhelming...Despite its high caliber presentational elements, 'Wendell & Pan' remains an unfulfilling and dull experience.”
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January 13th, 2019

"There is an interesting story line in 'Wendell & Pan' but at this stage of its development, the tone is wildly inconsistent. The abrupt shifts from dramatic tension to throwaway comedic one-liners is jarring and undercuts the lurking moodiness which tries to emerge. As directed, the play is also paced too slowly and feels overlong...On the very positive side, the set design by Caitlyn Barrett was quite impressive and cleverly laid out."
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January 16th, 2019

“An inquisitive tale that explores what happens to a family dynamic in the midst of grief...Kenny has the delightful ability to write humor into grief-stricken circumstance...While the portrayal of passive chaos is realistic, it generates a wealth of information to digest and too many opportunities...to miss a few important elements...The actors capture a family dynamic that while slightly cliché, is genuine... My favorite thing is that it tells a story we do not often hear.”
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