Peter Pan

  • jeep334

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    Dec 21, 2015 11:46 AM GMT
    A friend and I went to see a production Peter Pan this weekend. It was great. A new twist was that the role of Peter was played by a male. I have always been uncomfortable with females in this role from Mary Martin to today. There seems something very basically incorrect with the gender switch. But seeing the role played by a guy put a whole new spin on it. The actor is a drama student at a major Northeastern University and was exceptional. Towards the end I was really disliking him (Peter) because he was a bratty guy that never wanted to grow up. For the first time, I thought how selfish he was to take Wendy's daughter back to Never Never Land because Wendy was then too old (ageist thing on my part I suppose). But that's how good of an actor he was in the role. There was a hint of the Peter Pan in the Geico commercial in his interpretation.

    It was a pleasant surprise that I hope continues with the role. Has anyone else seen Peter played by a male? icon_cool.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 21, 2015 7:05 PM GMT
    I've not seen it, but it's good to hear that they've finally gotten the character right. Pan is supposed to be heartless and selfish, as described by J.M. Berry in the novel.
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    Dec 21, 2015 9:37 PM GMT
    actually the 2003 film caste a male Peter Pan, the 1956 effort was traditional. Having the time over the holidays watch both films and derive your own conclusions.

    Peter Pan is a young boy who refuses to to grow up. You could say the peter pan is strong in most traditional gay men.

  • Melo11

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    Dec 23, 2015 3:25 PM GMT
    Peter Pan is cool)
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    Dec 23, 2015 4:08 PM GMT
    Chris Colfer on "Glee" was the perfect Peter Pan.

  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 23, 2015 5:09 PM GMT
    Haven't seen but have always hated the voice women in the role use to try to sound like a boy. Same with TV cartoons and commercials. Never sounds like a guy-- just obnoxious.