Wendell & Pan
Closed 1h 50m
Wendell & Pan
66

Wendell & Pan NYC Reviews and Tickets

66%
(25 Reviews)
Positive
48%
Mixed
32%
Negative
20%
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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928 Reviews | 379 Followers
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

942 Reviews | 225 Followers
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.

764 Reviews | 212 Followers
69
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.

668 Reviews | 155 Followers
68
Interesting, Affecting, Confusing, Jumbled, Long

See it if you want to hear an interesting theatrical voice, speaking in an interesting play that never quite comes together.

Don't see it if you are looking for a polished piece of work. Read more

597 Reviews | 121 Followers
69
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

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
47
Confusing, Insipid, Quirky, Slow, Banal

See it if You like amateurish plays in claustrophobic spaces where body odor from a member of the cast wafts through the air every time he is on stage

Don't see it if If you’re looking for a finished play that has its act together

419 Reviews | 99 Followers
60
Ambitious, Slow, Uneen acting, Odd derivative of peter pan

See it if you dont mind a slightly amateur production, in a very intimate setting, which reaches to frame a referential reset of Peter Pan.

Don't see it if You want to see a glossy, professional show. You dont want to be sitting on top of your neighbor. You want to be entertained. Read more

346 Reviews | 86 Followers
40
Great set design, Magical realism, Ghost story, Family drama, Confusing

See it if You want to support The Tank, one of my favorite NYC theaters. You enjoy magical realism and pieces that feel a bit like fan-fiction.

Don't see it if You dislike plays that may have one too many unbelievable events to be truly relatable. Dislike prose-like dialogue. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

TheaterScene.net
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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T
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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