Colorful, Elegant Peter & Wendy Reimagines "Peter Pan"
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The last date listed for Peter & Wendy was Friday June 22, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning writer-director Aaron Posner (The Chosen) mounts an encore performance of his latest play at the always-innovative Woolly Mammoth Theatre after its runaway success last summer. Helmed by the company's artistic director Howard Shalwitz, this admittedly loose and frequently irreverent adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull follows a famous actress whose son, an aspiring theater director, wants make a name for himself on his own. But when his muse, the lovely Nina, falls for his mother's lover, all kinds of romantic and artistic disappointment ensue. Posner turns the original play's famous subtext into scenes and songs, calling Stupid F***ing Bird "a rough-and-tumble meta-theatrical mash-up." Learn More
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“having so much vitality and originality … that a classic seems reborn”_ -__The New York Times_
“what it means to be carried away in the theater." _-__The San Francisco Chronicle_
The story of Peter Pan and the Darling family comes magically to life in Peter & Wendy, a visually stunning and aurally breathtaking theatrical experience from the world-renowned experimental theater company, Mabou Mines.
Peter & Wendy, a multi-award winning production, including the OBIE award for Best Production, reimagines a classic tale through elegant east Asian puppetry and a gorgeous Celtic musical score, resulting in a uniquely imaginative spectacle of the stage.
From the novel by J.M. Barrie
Adapted and Produced by Liza Lorwin
Designed by Julie Archer
Music by Johnny Cunningham
Directed by Lee Breuer
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