Boom Kat Dance Theatre is presenting NeverWonderland, a performance imagining if Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland met in the same fantastical world, at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica, beginning Friday, May 29th.
Reimagining two of the 19th century’s best and loved tales — J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, — NeverWonderLand wrestles with intersections of time and place, fantasy and reality, childhood and adulthood.
Fusing two iconic visions of youthful exploration and adolescent fear, NeverWonderLand depicts Peter and Alice searching for a place in lives “real” and imagined. Set at the height of Industrial Revolution-era England, the story deconstructs and rebuilds the borderland at which Neverland and Wonderland confront the world we know, according to Boom Kat Dance Theatre.
Founded in 2006 by Lili Fuller, Emily Iscoff-Daigian and Adam North, Boom Kat Dance Theatre is a group of young artists striving to explore the boundaries of movement and communicate story through dance-theatre. Through the intermingling of this communicative dance style and other media, the group says it strives to create art that both expresses and illuminates.
NeverWonderLand will preview at 8 p.m. Friday, May 29th and will open at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30th, continuing through Sunday, June 14th. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
The Miles Memorial Playhouse is at 1130 Lincoln Blvd. in Santa Monica.
Ticket prices are $20 for all performances and $15 for previews. For ticket reservations, www.brownpapertickets.com/, www.bookkat.org/ or (310) 979-7196.