Already closed | 1h 50m | Midtown W

Wendell & Pan

From 25 member  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. More…

Life’s hard when you’re 11, your only friend is the ghost of your 12-year-old dead aunt, your sister wishes she could be on the other side of her cellphone, your parents make every room frigid, and your sick grandpa wants you to kill him.

1h 50m | Already closed | The Tank (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (25)

MEMBERS SAY:

Confusing, Slow, Clever, Ambitious, Quirky

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.

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.

Also Lots of the pieces of "Wendell & Pan" are interesting. But the family ... Read more Read less

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.

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.

Also Peter Pan like but this is NOT Peter Pan. As watching I did not know w... Read more Read less

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.

Also My friend just totally missed the whole play. He laughed and found it ... Read more Read less

68
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.

67
Great staging, Quirky, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if you enjoy trying to figure out family lore, you love magic realism

Don't see it if you want a cogent plot and well developed characters

Also There's a play in there trying to get out. The acting was pretty good ... Read more Read less

67
Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if This is a realistic family play crossed with fantasy

Don't see it if you like reality real - the four family members look nothing alike and all the confrontations seem artificial


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 ...
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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...
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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 opportuniti...
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