Colorful, Elegant Peter & Wendy Reimagines "Peter Pan"
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Woolly's 35th season opens with a guillotine-sharp, contemporary-sounding satire that morphs into a real tragedy as it tells the true story of a fabulously wealthy, fashion-setting teenage drama queen whose last name could've well been Cyrus or Kardashian. But France's famed 18th-century monarch Marie Antoinette has her own issues dealing with fickle fame and fortune, especially as her once-loyal subjects begin to royally despise her in the midst of an economic downturn. Multi-award-winning playwright and Guggenheim fellow David Adjmi premiered his acclaimed work Stunning at Woolly, which welcomes him back, along with Woolly company member Kimberly Gilbert in the title role. New York Magazine calls Adjmi's version of the historical drama "marvelous, disturbing, revisionist." 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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