A radical re-imagining of the Peter Pan story filtered through the collective brains of co-writers Niall McNeil and Marcus Youssef, along with many of Vancouver’s most innovative creator-performers. It’s a dreamscape where Peter Pan and Macbeth drink lattes, the Lost Boys hang with Grissom and Willows from CSI, and Tinkerbell and Wendy duke it out at Skull Rock.
Peter Panties is a ground-breaking examination of the creative process, an interrogation of what it means to grow up with difference, and a wildly imagined world where fairytales, myth, pop culture and everyday life intertwine.
“I felt like I was tobogganing, careening downhill with no idea where the sled was going to take me—and loving it.” – Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight
“Although I was baffled by the end of the show as well, I was also completely charmed by it. It’s an amazing piece of absurdist theatre.” – Maryse Zeidler, Plank Magazine
“Chaos reigns in free-wheeling Peter Panties” – Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier
Created by Niall McNeil and Marcus Youssef / Directed by Steven Hill and Lois Anderson / Original Music by Veda Hille
Performed by Peter Anderson, Sasa Brown, Lesley Ewen, James Long, Tanya Podlozniuk, Adrienne Wong, Allan Zinyk, Elena Anderson-Kirby, Ruby Izzat, Oscar Youssef, Veda Hille and the Bank Dogs / Produced by Adriana Bucz and Kirsty Munro / Technical Direction and Production Management by James Foy / Stage Management by Shawn Sorensen / Design by Molly March and Stephan Bircher / Costume design by Nita Bowerman
Presented by Neworld Theatre and the Leaky Heaven Circus. Co-Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and The Cultch.
- February 2-13, 2011, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver BC
MORE PETER PANTIES
Talonbooks has published two of Niall McNeil and Marcus Youssef’s plays, King Arthur’s Night and Peter Panties: A Collaboration Across Perceptions of Cognitive Difference