I Think We're Lost
- Morey Norkin:27 Nov. 2023“ Peter Pan has captured the public’s imagination for generations. Children are drawn to the fantasy world, and adults are captivated by the thought of returning to their childhood. Peter Fenton’s marvelous new take on the familiar story focuses squarely on what it truly means to grow up. With new, engaging characters, and a fresh look at the ones we grew up with, I THINK WE’RE LOST has plenty of adventure and plenty of depth. Now it just needs to be brought to life on stage. ”
- Philip Middleton Williams:24 Oct. 2023“ For those of us of a certain age who recall the J.M. Barrie stories of Peter Pan via Disney and Mary Martin on grainy black-and-white TV, this 21st century take on the characters and plots is a marked and surprisingly adept escalation of the imagination of little lost boys and their dreams of high-sea adventures. The conflicts of Peter and Captain Hook go beyond Neverland and into a far scarier and deadly realm: real life and the dreadful truth that we spend our adulthood trying repair the damage of growing up. Even so, it is uplifting and hopeful. ”
- Darrin Friedman:23 Oct. 2023“ Sometimes, you read something so different that you can find yourself screaming, "Now this is wonderful!" That is how I feel about Fenton's effort with "I think We're Lost." It's a terrific take on characters we love and shows us just how creative you can be, even with people we think we know. This is an outstanding effort. I highly recommend it. ”
- Connor Forsyth21,,AnyMaleA 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 Plencner22,,AnyFemaleA 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 Pan20s,,AnyMaleAn upper-class Londoner from the 1940s who wished to never grow up. Has a big heart and is afraid of rejection.
- Tinker BellAny,,AnyAnyThe 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.
- Captain Hook55,,AnyFemaleShe's a middle-aged upper-class London woman scorned, who has now assumed the role of pirate queen in her quest to find Peter Pan again. **Hook being female is a surprise that isn’t fully revealed until the end of Act 1. As the pirate, she speaks in a gravelly contralto which masks her softer, more feminine natural voice.** Doubles as BARRIE, Connor and Lindsay’s English professor.
- Smee/Eric Bennett/Dan Flick20s,,AnyMaleIn 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.
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