LAST STOP: NEVERLAND

written and performed by Jackie Maruschak

TIME: The Present

PLACE: A Back Alley somewhere in Hollywood

AT RISE: Lights come up and we see Tinkerbell snorting pixie dust on top of a garbage can.

Tinkerbell was exiled from Neverland by Mr. Disney several years ago because she made the mistake of growing up. No longer one pound, one inch anymore, she has been trying to survive down here in the real world as a full-figured fairy. The only thing that has kept her going is her pixie dust, but she’s running out. She is dirty, she is tired, she has issues. She needs to talk. And yes – SHE CAN TALK! Who knew? When she found herself all grown up in Neverland, she also found her voice. But it has never been heard like this . . . until now. For the first time ever, her story will be revealed in her own words.

THIS IS TINKERBELL:
THE TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY

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REVIEWS:

The Vital Theatre Company once again brings their annual New Works Festival to the stage with "Vital Signs." Each week of this three-week festival features new works from emerging playwrights. Week Two includes a brilliant one-woman piece written and performed by Jackie Maruschak. In "Last Stop: Neverland," Ms. Maruschak plays oversized and downtrodden Tinkerbell, who has been kicked out of Neverland because she grew up. - New Theater Corps (New York City)

The middle aged, overgrown, overweight Tinkerbell fired by Walt Disney because she no longer fits the image is having trouble readjusting to her life and finding a job ("you'll have to lose the wings to work here"). Jackie Maruschak keeps looking for Neverland in spite of facing impossible odds as a fallen fairy, and between the laughs, Maruschak's poignant performance points a light in the direction of those who have fallen from grace and have nothing left except their memories and rapidly eroding dignity. This is the most absurd of the presentations and Maruschak gets a lot of laughs as she works the premise to the hilt, and adds a touch of winsomeness at the end. – Review Plays.com

In the Blue Sphere Alliance production of "Solos in Harmony V: Fact or Fiction," the audience is asked to endure six extended monologues at roughly 15 minutes apiece. Of the six monologues, only "Last Stop: Neverland," a dark take on the legendary Disney pixie, Tinkerbell, succeeds. Written and performed by Jackie Maruschak, the monologue portrays Tinkerbell as a homeless woman in Hollywood, bitter after being kicked out of Neverland by Walt Disney after waking one day with the body of a woman and the ability to speak (along with a thick New Yawk accent). It is funny and at moments, touching. - The Daily Bruin

Jackie Maruschak's solo show is entitled "Last Stop: Neverland" - Jackie Maruschak keeps looking for a bright future in spite of facing impossible odds, and between the laughs, her poignant performance points a light in the direction of those who have fallen from grace and have nothing left except their memories and rapidly eroding dignity. onoffoff.com

 

OVATION AWARD NOMINATIONS
BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE: Jackie Maruschak, “Last Stop: Neverland”

 

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VENUES:

2001 WORLD PREMIERE at BLUE SPHERE ALLIANCE THEATER COMPANY’S
“SOLOS IN HARMONY V: Fact or Fiction”
Hollywood, CA - Cheryl King Productions 2004 NY SOLO PLAY LAB
New York, NY

Vital Theatre Company
VITAL SIGNS NEW WORKS FESTIVAL 2005 McGinn Cazale Theatre New York, NY

THE 2007 LOS ANGELES COMEDY FESTIVAL

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VIDEO:

1. “Jackie Maruschak as Tinkerbell”

2. “Tinkerbell Down and Out in Santa Monica"


3. “Tinkerbell Down and Out”, pt 2


4. “Life After Neverland”, pt 1


5. “Second Star on the Right”, pt 3