22ND SEASON AT THE BLANK THEATRE
THE BOY WHO HATED MOTHERS
by Michael Lluberes
based on "Peter & Wendy" by J.M. Barrie
directed by Michael Matthews
April 20-June 16 (Extended!!!)
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
2nd Stage Theatre
6500 Santa Monica Blvd.
This radically fresh retelling of the JM Barrie classic is a theatrical event not to be missed. Exploring the original ideas and inspirations behind this iconic fantasy, Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers is a dark new retelling of the story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up. This is Peter Pan as you have never seen it before but how it was always meant to be told.
“this charming production has stripped off the Disney and Broadway varnishes to restore Barrie's unique voice and his great subject …fresh and utterly persuasive…delicate, deeply human portrayals."
“Joyful theatricality turn this play into something not to be missed…. And it’s told with enormous brio, style, and good will."
--Bob Verini, ARTS IN LA
“GO…imagination, ingenuity, exuberance and the spirit of make-believe transcend literal reality, and the result is sweet, touching and magical”
“An enchanting—and even moving—theatrical piece. You immediately realize you're not in a Disney movie…. a gritty Neverland you've never seen before”
“Dazzling…charming…inventive direction…costumes are brilliant…an engrossing production”
-Stage and Cinema
“theatrical magic…dark, Tim Burtonesque tone…stellar production…offers innumerable pleasures and rewards.”
“wonderfully done…remarkable…exceptional…Run! Run! Run and take a friend that needs a jolt their imaginative spirit.”
-Joe Straw #9
STARRING (L-R): Liza Burns, Benjamin Campbell, Jackson Evans, David Hemphill, Trisha LaFache, Amy Lawhorn, Daniel Shawn Miller
To order by phone call (323) 661-9827
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
MICHAEL LLUBERES: Plays include Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers (No Rules Theatre Company, Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival), The Boy in the Bathroom (New York Musical Theatre Festival, NYMF Most Promising New Musical and Best Book Awards, ASCAP/Disney Workshop, Penn State Festival of New Musicals, The Chance Theater, The Festival of New American Musicals, Spirit of Broadway Theatre, Bloomington Playwrights Project), The Geranium on the Windowsill Just Died (Urban Stages). Directing: Twelfth Night (Sonnet Repertory Theatre), Nighttime Traffic (NYMF), 1,000 Cats (UCB, HBO’s Funny Or Die Presents). As an actor: National Tour: Dirty Dancing, Off Broadway: American Dreams: Lost and Found, Pudd’nhead Wilson, The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It (The Acting Company), Heaven Knows (EST). Regional: The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse, St. Louis Rep, Casa Mañana, Capital Rep, Maltz Jupiter, Pioneer Theatre Company. TV: “Chappelle’s Show”. He is the recipient of The American Harmony Prize, an NEA New Artist Initiative Award, Hambidge and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowships. He is a graduate of The North Carolina School of the Arts, a member of The Acting Company, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and The Dramatists Guild. www.MichaelLluberes.com
For Press Inquiries Please Contact Ken Werther
Phone: 323-845-9781Cell: 213-716-0878
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