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.
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 !
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.
See it if you like to deduce past events that inform current action and relationships as they unfold; enjoy intimate theater; focus on family drama
Don't see it if require things be laid out cleanly; roll your eyes at ghosts; are annoyed by actions happening on different parts of stage simultaneously
See it if You are ok with waiting for information.
Don't see it if You are triggered by the idea of a dying family member asking to be killed. I have personal experience with this and was choking on my tears
See it if You like good writing, want to see an acting tour de force (Pan). There are some very intense moments.
Don't see it if The play is perhaps 10% too long, some of the acting is a little limp, and the endings of the various conflicts are somewhat forced.
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.
See it if You want to support new works, you enjoy different takes on traditional stories, you don't mind some ambiguity
Don't see it if You don't do small spaces, you want a fully baked story-line
See it if You love retellings of Peter Pan, and enjoy a deeper look at how family drama and secrets can span and affect generations.
Don't see it if You don't like watching adults play child characters, are impatient with temperamental story pacing, or new, as-of-yet underdeveloped works.
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.
See it if You want a great show! Elements of greek storytelling mixed with Aaron Sorkin-like dialogue. It's 100% something you haven't seen before.
Don't see it if You're not ready to suspend your disbelif. It's a magical world in which they live - so get ready to be told a new story.
See it if A breath of fresh air in modern and classic theatre. Clever and touching writing. Enthusiastic performance. Interesting use of the stage.
Don't see it if There’s an F word used in a few scenes, so if you don’t feel comfortable when hearing it, then this show might not be for you.
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