Peter pan hates mothers

Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers

Second Stage Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

32 ratings
4.3 average rating
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360 reviews
-383 stars
attended May 10 2013

False advertising. This is a nicely done straight up Peter Pan. Children in attendance enjoyed it - how "dark" and "new" can it be?? We left at the interval. Go only if you have kids or just love this story. There's nothing wrong with the...continued

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81 reviews
40 stars
attended May 17 2013

“All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she...continued

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Alan Trevor Red Velvet
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181 reviews
37 stars
attended May 02 2013

Very well done & acted. Sets & effects were great.

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83 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

A wonderful production. A rather dark telling of the Peter Pan story with great performances masterfully staged in such a small space.

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41 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 07 2013

One of the BEST shows in town! A challenging task to take on J.M. Barrie's immortal classic and present it in a new way. The playwright, director, production team, and ACTORS rose to the challenge and SUCCEEDED BRILLIANTLY. The intimate...continued

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29 reviews
8 stars
attended May 18 2013

I agree with Kenyon. There is nothing really new in this story. At times it seemed slow, and at times like the adult actors were play-acting as children, possibly more accentuated by the close proximity in the small theater. I kept thinking...continued

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79 reviews
54 stars
attended May 16 2013

Have to admire the dedication of these actors and wish they had more compelling material to work with. Sorry - I found the writing, like the direction, clumsy and heavy handed. Nothing magical about this Peter Pan.

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37 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

the play was beautifully done. they did alot with the space. the actors were top notch and everything flowed. the director michael matthews always gets the best work out of his actors.i've seen many of his plays and they have all been great. his...continued

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11 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 16 2013

Beautifully acted and directed production of Peter Pan that is definitely not for children. The ending is heartbreaking.

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10 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 21 2013

I was a little disappointed with this play. I expected much more of a departure from the classic story. They pretty much followed the traditional story line with a little more detail on Peter's early experience with abandonment. The cast was...continued

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9 reviews
2 stars
attended May 24 2013

I've seen so many versions of PETER PAN I would have missed the best if I hadn't seen "...The Boy Who Hated Mother." I went to this production because an associate was playing John. The stage was gloomy and prepared me for disappointment. After...continued

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9 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 21 2013

Play is creative. Staging is awkward. Cast is good, in particular Captain Hook.

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 18 2013

goldstar is great!!! peter pan not so. We did not get it at all.

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5 reviews
42 stars
attended May 18 2013

Amazing actors, great script, life/self introspection. Cool costumes! They did so much w/ what they had. Story was obviously amazing, and their take on it quite intriguing. Hook and Wendy were phenomenal! Brings you back to the heart of...continued

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4 stars
attended Aug 11 2013

Well acted and staged, a solid performance

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 24 2013

Ultimately I enjoyed it. It is a very playful take on the classic story of Peter Pan. Very much in the spirit of "let's pretend" with cast members playing multiple parts, and special effects done like a child would think to do them. The tone...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended May 24 2013

excellent performances and well directed, it's exciting theatre, but at over two hours, the uniqueness of the staging diminishes, but it's still well worth seeing for the special moments that do exist. although it bills itself as a radical spin on...continued

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Dana S.
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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 11 2013

The theater was easy to find. It was Sunday so parking was easy and free. A small theater that did not make you feel like you were stuck. And the best parts were that the set was incredible and the actors were amazing. :)

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 21 2013

I went for my Theatre class, could have chosen any play, but we chose this one. Being the very first play I've seen, it was remarkably well done. This play is encouraging me to watch more and use them especially for dates. Thanks GoldStar.

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