Peter Pan & Wendy | Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School | Stage | Indy Week
This is a past event.

Peter Pan & Wendy 

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 17 2017
Price: $5-$25

J.M. Barrie may have created Peter Pan, but he didn't invent the puer aeternus—the eternal boy. That enigma has been around since at least the days of Ovid, who praised the minor god Iacchus as the embodiment of auspicious beginnings, mirth, and dance. But, like most archetypes, the ever-child has darker aspects as well, which psychologist Dan Kiley explored in the 1980s—and which Barrie more than alluded to in Peter and Wendy, the 1911 novel based on his original hit play from seven years before. What is an eternal figure devoted to the caprices of childhood capable of? Why does Barrie finally conclude that children are "innocent and heartless?" Guest director Lillian White probes the nuances in this new, devised adaptation from Burning Coal, with Alec Silver and Shawn Morgenlander in the title roles. —Byron Woods



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation