We have two Peter Pans and two dances to recommend to the Fringe horde today. Add to that our best-reviewed show at the festival thus far, and you can easily spend today never having to “grow up” (by which I mean leave Fringe).
The Princess and the Pea (or) A Millennial’s Guide to Dating (Dance Place: Cafritz Foundation Theater, 1:45 p.m.) — Part “Dating Game” send-up, part dance party, this piece from S.J. Ewing & Dancers is playful and fun. Look for our review shortly.
Never Never (Atlas Performing Arts Center: Sprenger, 6:15 p.m.) — In our first Pan-fried pick, the J.M. Barrie myth gets a dark spin with some young men who aren’t ready to resign themselves to villainy. “The show stirs up humor in a way that feels natural, and abley keeps the joke from punching down,” our reviewer Rachel Kurzius says.
straight on til moUrning (Logan Fringe Arts Space: Upstairs, 7:15 p.m.) — This more physical, more socially conscious reworking of Neverland presents Wendy as an orphan, pixie dust as a “controlled substance,” and Hook as a dirty cop. A “spirited, probing approach to the troubles of our times,” as reviewer Brett Abelman puts it.
The Eulogy (The Argonaut, 8 p.m.) — This one-man, participatory black comedy from Michael Burgos follows a eulogist who’s at a loss for what to say on the occasion of his friend’s death. But don’t let that dour hook keep you away: our Gabi Dunkley raves the show is “masterfully executed and brilliantly conceived,” and calls it “a triumph.”