PUFFS, or: seven increasingly eventful years at a certain school of magic & MAGIC
After three smash years, our off-Broadway hit went on permanent summer recess on August 18, 2019.
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to Magic School. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs, who just happened to be there too. A play for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. "An alternative narrative for the underdog" (Wall Street Journal).
Puffs, by Matt Cox and directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker, is a Potter inspired comedy for anyone who has ever felt like a secondary character in someone else's story. The play that "never goes more than a minute without a laugh" (Nerdist) gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three new heroes just trying to make it through magic school. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal rejects with a thing for badgers "who are so lovable and relatable, you'll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along" (Hollywood Life). Their "hilariously heartfelt!" (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.
The Reviews are in…
“A Potter comedy of epic proportions.” Time Out NY Diane Snyder July 24, 2017
“Exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry.” The New York Times Laura Collins-Hughes January 18, 2017
“Never goes more than a minute without a laugh.” Nerdist Michael Arbeiter November 2, 2016
“An alternative narrative from the underdogs.” The Wall Street Journal Pia Catton October 24, 2016
“Laugh-out-loud funny, and cry-out-loud heartrending!” Magical-Menagerie.com Meggs October 17, 2016
“Fantastic energy and hilarity from opening curtain to standing ovation!” Washington Square News Arimeta Diop October 17, 2016