The Birth of Neverland and Peter Pan
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 1:01pm
Finding Neverland: A Story of Wonder and Imagination
I have seen many presentations of the story of Peter Pan, and had heard peripherally about the actual creation of the character and the story behind the development of the play.
However, last night was a wonder to behold: the telling of the story of J. M. Barrie and how he came to know Peter Pan and write about him and his adventures.
Finding Neverland is a beguiling, tender, and heartwarming story about a playwright (J. M Barrie) who is in that place so many authors know: dearth of new ideas.
The stage presentation, the music, and the acting all seem to spirit us away to the fertile mind of the author, who befriends a bereaved family and begins to create again.
I must mention here that the child actors/singers/dancers are absolutely superb, and very believable....Peter, the inspiration for Peter Pan, is particularly moving as we follow his emotional journey.
I won’t give away the story; the actual facts are out there, but this play is a delicate and loving portrayal of Peter Pan’s beginnings. It is wonderful.
And, as my favorite number from Finding Neverland says, “We Are All Made of Stars”.
Absolutely a delightful evening at the always-enchanting Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District. July 11-23, 2017
Tickets can be purchased at www.attpac.org by phone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House Box Office at 2403 Flora Street. The Box Office will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. seven days a week and before performances.