Neworld Theatre / Leaky Heaven Circus (Vancouver)
February 2 – 13*, 2011
The Cultch Historic Theatre
Presented with The Cultch
Preview Feb 2, 8pm
Feb 3-5, 8-12, 8pm
Matinee Feb 5&13, 2pm
Post-Show Talkback Feb 4, 8 & 9
Warning: Some mature content
Advance single tickets from $22 ($15 rush)
The Cultch Box Office
* Eligible for PuSh Pass access only on February 2, 3, 4 & 5
Written by Niall McNeil and Marcus Youssef | Original Music by Veda Hille | Directed by Steven Hill, Lois Anderson | Performed by Peter Anderson, Sasa Brown, Lesley Ewen, James Long, Tanya Podlozniuk, Adrienne Wong, Allan Zinyk, Elena Anderson-Kirby, Oscar Youssef, Veda Hille and the Bank Dogs
Mrs. Darling: I don’t want you to have any kids. The trees doesn’t want you to. The mermaids hate you. Everybody doesn’t care about your health.
Wendy: I’m not your daughter. Well, I am your daughter. But you’re not my mom.
(Peter Panties, Act IV, Scene 9)
Peter Panties is 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 is a world Niall has been imagining for many years, often with his many artist friends. 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. Featuring original songs and music by Veda Hille.
Leaky Heaven creates hybrid works that play with embodying some of the contemporary debates in language, philosophy and performance using populist and experimental theatre practices. Neworld Theatre uses popular forms to examine our lives in the context of who counts, who doesn’t and what our relationship is to the people we think we aren’t. leakyheaven.com| neworldtheatre.com
This project is supported by Arts Partners in Creative Development