I Think We're Lost

(5/25/24. DRAFT 5.2) FULL-LENGTH DARK COMEDY/DRAMA. When a jaded, college-aged Peter Pan considers leaving Neverland, Tinker Bell pulls out all the stops to make him stay. She sends the newest Lost Boy and "Wendy 2.0" off on a secret mission to kill Captain Hook before the pirate finds Peter again. Along the way, the newcomers confront unsettling mysteries lurking in Neverland's past. #5.
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I Think We're Lost

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  • Ian Donley:
    31 Mar. 2024
    Peter Fenton's I THINK WE'RE LOST is a retelling of a classic tale with so much dimension for actors to explore the characters we all know and love, as well as some wonderfully constructed new ones. Fenton takes this classic story and the spins he puts on it has audiences thinking about what's at stake when we decide to grow up.
  • Brigid Amos:
    3 Mar. 2024
    This play was such a fun read! Peter Fenton spins out Neverland's secrets in a way that kept me off balance and guessing all the way through. When the hidden truth is finally revealed, we are asked to consider how resistance to taking on adult responsibilites can cripple a person rather than free them, and the wasted years of what could have been a loving relationship is heartbreaking. Yet the playwright leaves us with hope for the young college students who have stumbled into Neverland. I highly recommend this for high school production. Oh, and Tinker Bell is hilarious!
  • Brent Alles:
    17 Dec. 2023
    It's hard to believe that someone could come up with a fresh take on Peter Pan, but Fenton does that here very effectively. A modern telling that still respects the history of the original work, "I Think We're Lost" finds new ground in terms of just what it means to "grow up." It's an interesting clash between the joy of childhood myths and the reality of what our advancing years and potential loss of innocence can mean to our overall world view. An intriguing read that would make for excellent stagecraft, that's for sure.

Character Information

  • Connor Forsyth
    21,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    A senior at a Catholic university in Philadelphia who is clever and creative, but has an inferiority complex. He just wants to say something that matters. Doubles as JAMES, Peter’s upper-class London rival.
  • Lindsay Plencner
    22,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A senior at a Catholic university in Philadelphia who is ambitious, successful, and kind. A “nice girl from Indiana” inwardly buckling under the expectations placed upon her. Doubles as WENDY, Peter’s upper-class London girlfriend and Neverland’s reluctant mother.
  • Peter Pan
    20s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    An upper-class Londoner from the 1950s who wished to never grow up. Has a big heart and is afraid of rejection—and is more than a little self-centered.
  • Tinker Bell
    Any,
    Any
    ,
    Any
    The fairy bound to Peter until his dream is complete and is determined to keep that dream alive at any cost. Written as a snarky, grizzled New York mob boss. Self-described as a gender-fluid agent of chaos. Can be played as any age or gender.
  • Maggie Wratten
    55,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    A once wealthy London-based mother of two who has become a high-ranking official in Hook’s crew. She’s arrived in Neverland with a chip on her shoulder, desperately wanting someone to pay… but who? Doubles as BARRIE, Connor and Lindsay’s English professor.
  • Smee/Eric Bennett/Dan Flick
    20s,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    In the smallest possible cast, this actor plays all supporting roles: Lindsay's fiancé ERIC, Peter Pan's right-hand lost boy FLICK, and Captain Hook's firstmate SMEE. In a production wishing to have a larger cast, separate individuals can play each of these characters, and extras can be implemented as more Lost Boys and Pirates.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Rogue Theater Festival at The Flea (Off-Off-Broadway)
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    2024
  • Workshop
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    Fenton Productions
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    2023