Wendell & Pan
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Wendell & Pan

Wendell & Pan NYC Reviews and Tickets

(25 Reviews)
Members say
Confusing, Slow, Clever, Ambitious, Quirky

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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145 Reviews | 21 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if you like a creative inspired version of (Peter) Pan in intimate setting w/ great use of small theater space. Blend of drama,comedy, fantasy.

Don't see it if you don't like themes of death, ghost, family drama with a touch of Pan fantasy. But it's worth checking even just for Pan's acting chops !

60 Reviews | 8 Followers
Clever, Enchanting, Edgy

See it if You like magical realism with a well-designed set and interesting props that go a bit beyond the normal off-off-Broadway experience.

Don't see it if You don’t like small, intimate theater spaces and/or a non-linear story. Read more

75 Reviews | 38 Followers
Ambitious, Confusing, Indulgent

See it if Its a play that utilizes all of the venues space. Great acting. Great use of pantomime as well.

Don't see it if A little difficult to follow. Wasnt sure about the ending. Very small venue.

102 Reviews | 66 Followers
Quirky, Enchanting

See it if you'd like a play dealing with loss, secrets, and struggle passed down through generations-- told with both realism and fairy tale.

Don't see it if you prefer literal and linear story telling. Much is implied and nuanced. If you require tight direction, editing and pacing. Read more

58 Reviews | 15 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Enjoyable, Actors worth seeing

See it if you like dramas with family tension and you enjoy the process of learning why family members behave the way they do.

Don't see it if you find the stereotypical teenager role annoying even when played by a really good actor. Read more

711 Reviews | 140 Followers
Confusing, Too long, Slow, Quirky

See it if Family dealing with struggles. Wendell seeing/playing with a look alike Pan.

Don't see it if very tight seating, you are packed in. Long story with leaving a lot of questions. Read more

991 Reviews | 298 Followers
Ambitious, Slow, Clever, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if the topics it explores interests you as they are juxtaposed to the Peter Pan story. There is some good acting and use of small stage is good

Don't see it if you need clear action and a refined production. This moves slow at times and you have to think on your own to follow it. Tight seating.

294 Reviews | 41 Followers
Confusing, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You would like to see one excellent actor (Pan), and a play about loss, secrets, and struggles.

Don't see it if You want to see a well written drama.

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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Times Square Chronicles
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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