Justified, Mad Men Stars in Awake in a World That Encourages Sleep
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Peter and the Starcatcher, the multiple Tony Award-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," is the swashbuckling, madcap prequel to Peter Pan. A dozen actors play more than 100 characters, combining their acting talent with ingenious stagecraft and an imaginative story to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up." The musical play takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew in an action-packed adventure that brings pirates, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), Peter and the Starcatcher boasts an all-star creative team and weaves an enchanting tale that appeals to both adults and kids. Learn More
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this play was so good. The actors incredible,
the subject fantastic, the humor the truth the most contemporary
important play I have ever seen. A three person perfection. Congrats!
I wouldn't miss it at all, and tickets are cheap on Gold Star.
Awake In a World That Encourages Sleep is a dark comedy set in an atmosphere of doubt and suspicion about our country grasping to hold on to world power. A surprising romantic triangle unfolds as a couple (Paul and Erica) argue about their son joining the army at his father’s urging; the same man who was himself a draft dodger. Enter Edward, who works for Paul but is now quitting his highly sensitive position. Erica is strongly drawn to Edward. As the two men contend for her favor, the play conveys the eerie feeling that things are way out of our control. War is raging within hearing distance while our characters perch on park benches, reading Tolstoy between spurts of intense and humorous conversation. Awake In a World That Encourages Sleep embraces contemporary issues of war, corporate power and greed. The play delves into the exploitation of the weak by the strong and the growing imbalance of wealth between the poor and rich.