Peter Pan:

the boy who hated mothers

"Wonderful. …Lluberes has stripped off the Disney and Broadway varnishes to restore Barrie's unique voice and his great subject, the horror of growing up. ...Fresh and utterly persuasive. …Delicate, deeply human portrayals. ...The show captures the intertwined magic and terror of childhood.”

-Los Angeles Times

 

“An enchanting—and even moving—theatrical piece. …Lluberes manages to maintain the childlike wonder inherent in the original while increasing its meaning and emotional depth. …a gritty Neverland you've never seen before.”

-Blog Critics

“Imagination, ingenuity, exuberance and the spirit of make-believe transcend literal reality, and the result is sweet, touching and magical.”

-LAWeekly

“Theatrical magic. …Finds new shades and facets to J. M. Barrie’s classic story. …Simply marvelous. …Offers innumerable pleasures and rewards.”

-StageSceneLA

“It’s Peter Pan like you’ve never seen him before in this inventive, dark and mature new take.”

-Actors Entertainment

“One of the best productions that I have ever seen. …Real magic. …Extraordinary. …Creativity at its highest level.”

-On Stage Los Angeles

“Bursts of joyful theatricality.  …Told with enormous brio, style, and good will. ...Not to be missed.”

-ArtsinLA.com

“Dazzling …Charming …Inventive. …Brilliant …An engrossing production.”

-Stage and Cinema

“Michael Lluberes’ adaptation brings out a new side of Peter Pan by giving it a more realistic, even lustful makeover.”

-Daily Trojan

 

“Great fun to watch …Wonderfully amusing …Exuberant storytelling …Stellar.”

-BroadwayWorld.com

 

“A wonderful, imaginative play. …An intriguing retelling. …A vivid glimpse into the mind and creative process of a genius.”

​-Theatre Spoken Here

 

"Lluberes' play probes more deeply into the psychology behind these characters."

-On Stage Los Angeles

 

“Awakens all we know about this fantasy and brings our childhood imaginations back to life with a wonderful retelling of this classic tale. …Run to see this production.”

​-Joestraw9.bogspot.com

 

“Original, worthwhile and unique.”

​-LiveJournal

 

"Entertaining and inventive. ...A re-envisioning of the Barrie classic with heart, intelligence and purpose."

-The California Theatre Critic

 

“This adaptation will not only blow you away, but yes, you’ll even leave the theatre believing in fairies. …It’s incredible.”

​-Campus Circle

"Inventive. ...A novel spin on a dramatic chestnut."

-Washington Post

“Fantastic. …We really believe in the stage’s imaginative power.”

-DC Theatre Scene

 

"5 Stars! … If Tim Burton had directed Peter Pan for the stage. …Very Inventive."

-Maryland Theatre Guide

 

“More imaginative in its storytelling and staging than most theatrical productions, Peter Pan or otherwise.”

-MetroWeekly

 

“A thrilling and daring journey into Neverland.”

-showbizradio.net

 

“This show will make you evaluate your own demons and the lengths we take to imagine our elaborate escape from them. Go see this show. Seriously.”

-Brightest Young Things

 

“Clever and inventive. …Drawing us into a dream world that is always a bit weird, often very frightening and sometimes flavored with dark or unexpected humor.”

-Winston-Salem Journal

 

“It’s wonderful – brutal, fantastic, theatrical and loving.”

-David Rambo

By Michael Lluberes

Based on "Peter and Wendy" by J.M. Barrie

 

A fantastical exploration of the fears of growing up and the power of the human imagination. This visceral new adaptation works from the original source materials to craft a darker, scarier, and more dimensional version of Peter Pan for a modern audience.

 

4 Males/3 Females

 

*Kennedy Center Page To Stage Festival Reading

*No Rules Theatre Company Production (World Premiere)

*The Blank Theatre Production (West Coast Premiere)

*BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Theater Award Best Play

*4 LA Weekly Theater Award Nominations including Best Production

No Rules Theatre Company

Directed by Michael Lluberes

Scenic Design by Daniel Pinha

Lighting Design by Carrie Wood

Costume Design by Brandon R. McWilliams

Sound Design & Music by Elisheba Ittoop

Cast: Adam Downs, Megan Graves, Lisa Hodsoll, Maya Jackson, Nathaniel Mendez, John Evans Reese, Joshua Rosenblum

Photos by C. Stanely Photography