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Shadowplay (play)

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shadowplay
Written byRachel Garnet
CharactersJ.M. Barrie
Peter Pan
Wendy Darling
Margaret Barrie
Captain Hook
Date premieredNovember 23, 2018 (2018-11-23)
Place premieredAccess Theatre
New York City, New York, United States
Original languageEnglish
SubjectThe life and fictional work of author J.M. Barrie
GenreDrama
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shadowplay is a play written by Rachel Garnet. The play will premiere on November 23, 2018, at the Access Theatre in New York City.

Summary and characters[edit | edit source]

The play is an immersive experience in which audience members interact with author J.M. Barrie and the characters from his novel, Peter Pan.

The play opens in Barrie's study, where audience members read from Barrie's novel Peter Pan. Soon after, Peter Pan and his friend, Wendy Darling (along with their shadows), arrive, and Peter urges Barrie to take his audience to Neverland.

Once to Neverland, the audience is split into three groups. Peter leads his audience members to a fairy forest, Wendy to a mermaid lagoon, and Barrie to a native camp. Afterward, the group reconvenes. The lights go out, and the audience is once more split into three groups.

Barrie's journey[edit | edit source]

Barrie encounters a dinner party, hosted by his wife Mary Ansell. Ansell attempts to be intimate with Barrie, but he runs from the room, disturbed. He has another encounter with Peter Pan, who is dressed in a jacket, and his mother, Margaret Barrie.

Wendy's journey[edit | edit source]

Wendy marries and has a daughter named Jane.

Peter's journey[edit | edit source]

Margaret Barrie mistakenly calls Peter "David" and gives him a jacket. Barrie enters and is disturbed by Peter's attire. Margaret reenters and embraces Barrie's shadow, taking Peter's jacket and giving it to the shadow.

Ending[edit | edit source]

The groups reconvene in a cemetery, where they encounter Captain Hook. Hook reveals that the spirits of the graveyard are victims of Barrie, and Barrie's shadow is revealed to be his brother David, who had died in a childhood ice skating accident. Barrie flees from the scene, while Peter defeats Hook in a duel.

Back in Barrie's study, Peter reminds Barrie that there is good in the world. He then joins hands with Barrie's shadow and departs.

Characters[edit | edit source]

  • J.M. Barrie – the main character
  • Peter Pan – a boy who will never grow up, from J.M. Barrie's novel
  • Wendy Darling – a friend of Peter Pan's, from J.M. Barrie's novel
  • Margaret Barrie – the mother of J.M. Barrie
  • Captain Hook – a villainous pirate, from J.M. Barrie's novel
  • Mary Ansell – the wife of J.M. Barrie
  • Jane Darling – Wendy's daughter, from J.M. Barrie's novel

Productions[edit | edit source]

The play began production as Flight in 2015, and went through its first series of workshops in October 2017. Flight premiered in Fredericksburg, Virginia on January 27, 2018. After its initial run, the show was renamed shadowplay. It is set for its debut at the Access Theatre in New York City on November 23, 2018, through December 16, 2018.

The play was written and directed by Rachel Garnet, and produced by Kayleigh Shuler.[1]

See also[edit | edit source]


Others articles of the Topic New York City : Heth and Jed, Buck Sexton, American Broadcasting Company, William Hawthorn Lynch, Nina Cuso, William Mackenzie Davidson, The B.L.P.

Others articles of the Topic Theatre : Elizabeth Taylor, Vitas Varnas, Laura Benson
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References[edit | edit source]

Category:2018 plays


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