Neverland Never Gets Old

I love reinventions of classic stories – provided that the new piece enhances the original work rather than mar any memories of it. After a much-talked-about off-Broadway run, Peter and the Starcatcher is one such example. And it’s taking Broadway by storm. This production, aided by the brilliant direction of Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), explores the story of how Peter Pan became the boy as we know him. This show is another one that’s on my wish-list.

Take a look how the director utilizes minimal props and set to create an imaginative atmosphere – one formed mainly by characters doubling as seven roles or so, from monsters to pirates to trees, in order to create the world of Neverland.

Always nourish the child inside of you. It is the source of joy, creativity, and faith.  Shows such as this one are made possible by enabling that young spirit that lives in us all. When you, with childlike fervor, believe there are no limitations to what you can do, obstacles always become a little less daunting. Avenge those pirates and avast ye mateys!

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13 thoughts on “Neverland Never Gets Old

  1. Awesome, awesome, awesome! I loved the books, and it looks as if the show is keeping the spirit of the books and adding a wonderful minimalist feel. Love the last pic…I want that Croc!

    Thanks for sharing and giving me one more hope that the world still has magic in it. 🙂

  2. I like minimal. A one act play I wrote, some yrs. ago, was abstract and relied only on costumes and pin lights. It was considered for an off B’way production if I could cut the cast and leave the message intact, couldn’t, due to the ending.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful post.
    Jay

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