Peter Pan takes on a new twist in Belvoir’s adaptation of the J.M. Barrie classic now till October 13 at The New Victory Theater.
About the Show:
In this first U.S. premiere at the New Victory Theater Belvoir’s artistic director, Ralph Myers takes Peter Pan to new levels. No children, no tights, and a single stage set in the 1980’s in Suburban Australia. Belvoir hails from Sydney, Australia and is know for “blowing the dust” off of the classics. Myers felt a connection to the J.M. Barrie classic and Australia. He comments, “I was struck by the uncanny feeling that this could secretly be a play about Australia – a world off on its own, full of oddities, constantly trying to leave its past behind. Australia, like Peter, has a wonderful and annoying determination never to grow up.”
AWESOME SHOW!!!!!!!!!! I laughed so hard and from what I can tell so did everyone else. Some of the humor went right over the kids heads, but they enjoyed it just as much. The cast is incredibly talented as they portray children and even “Nana” the dog nanny. I’m always amazed when a show on a single set can pull off an amazingly interesting and exciting production. I didn’t want it to end. Captain Hook was one of my favorites right up until he was eaten my the crocodile! This is truly a piece of children’s theater that adults can enjoy without being bored to tears. Actually, I think adults will enjoy this as much, if not more than than children. I wouldn’t limit this production to children. I would go as far as saying this would make a great date night. Short, sweet, and full of fun! What are you doing this weekend?
Take a Peek:
Performance Schedule: 8 performances
Friday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday
10/4 7pm 10/5 2pm and 7pm 10/6 3pm 10/12 2pm and 7pm 10/13 12pm and 5pm
PETER PAN has a running time of 85 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for everyone ages seven and older.
General Ticket Information
Tickets for PETER PAN at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street) cost $25, $18, $12 and $9 for Members and $38, $28, $18 and $14 at full price based on seat locations.
Theater-goers who buy tickets for three or more New Victory shows qualify for free Membership, with benefits including 35-percent savings on tickets all season long and unlimited free ticket exchanges. Purchase tickets online or by phone at 646-223-3010. Beginning Tuesday, September 3, The NEW VICTORY Theater box office (209 West 42nd Street) is open Sunday and Monday from 11am-5pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm-7pm. For more information, visit the NEW VICTORY website.
Disclosure: I received tickets to the performance in order to facilitate my review. All thoughts, laughs, and good times belong to me!