Peter Pan Gets a Dreamlike Update in Peter/Wendy
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The last date listed for Peter/Wendy was Saturday December 21, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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With the book Lean In making a splash in 2013, the topic of women and success is just as fresh and current as it was in the 1980s, when Caryl Churchill wrote Top Girls in response to Margaret Thatcher's ambitious rise to power in the UK. Called "the best British play ever from a woman dramatist" by The Guardian, Top Girls follows Marlene, a ruthlessly ambitious career woman, who has seized every opportunity to make it to the top. In the play's famous opening scene, she celebrates her big promotion at a surreal dinner party whose guests are famous women from history and myth. After this celebratory moment, Top Girls changes course to show the cost of Marlene's ambitions. When a young relative shows up unannounced at her workplace, Marlene must examine what the next generations of women will gain (or lose) from the choices she made in her rush to the top. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Joe R.Red Velvet
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The cast writing quotes on the stage floor and visiting with the audience for nearly 30 minutes for a late curtain was distracting and, after a few minutes, it became boring.
While the pace/direction of the performance was clever use of the limited stage, the 'bedroom' was not effective. Some of the cast members were quite good, but most demonstrated ametuer experience and were weak in character development. A show I cannot recommend.
Quotes & Highlights
- "It is always a special treat ... when Peter Pan is presented in a version for adults, as it is in Jeremy Bloom‘s marvelously subtle adaptation. On leaving the theatre, one is astounded by a satisfied mixture of feelings which include both happy thoughts and the deepest of sorrows... like a faerie who is nothing more than a single darting point of light in the darkness." --<a target="_blank" href="http://theatrestorm.com/2013/11/26/review-peterwendy-at-custom-made-theatre-company/ ">theatrestorm.com</a>
- "It’s done in a simple, heartfelt manner that ... engagingly explores the questions of innocence, friendship, family and loss that have made the story a classic for more than a century." --<em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/custom-made-theatre-co-flies-high-with-peterwendy/Content?oid=2636403">SF Examiner</a></em>
Peter/Wendy is intended for adults of all ages, and children above the age of 12.
About the Ticket Supplier: Custom Made Theatre Co.Winner of the SF Bay Critic Circle award for Best Overall Play of 2012, The Custom Made Theatre Co. is a San Francisco-based not-for-profit theatre dedicated to ensemble-based, socially relevant productions. Custom Made is the managing company of the Gough Street Playhouse, an intimate thrust theatre without a bad seat in the house, where they present a five play season, along with numerous readings, workshops and classes. Most recently, Custom Made produced the Goldstar ROAR award-winning "Eurydice"
and the Bay Area Premiere of Christopher Durang's "Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them."