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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Krannert Center Events: April 2022: The Neverland

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By Madeline Sayet

Madeline Sayet, guest director

This modern-day adaptation of J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan follows a contemporary Mohegan teen who has just arrived at a strict, new Catholic school, a place where she must follow rules she cannot see any sense in. Believing her Native American name too difficult to pronounce, the teacher calls her Wendy and informs her that her Mohegan culture and everything she cares about are never coming back. This triggers the arrival of Pan and Tink who have come to gather the Nevers (the spirits of everything and everyone who have been told they can’t exist anymore). Pan takes them to The Neverland, a refuge where nothing and no one can ever be erased. But now, even The Neverland is under threat by pirates. Can Wendy, her friends Pan and Tink, and The Neverlanders stop Hook from finding The Neverland and turning it into another place of hate and taking? Or will even The Neverland be destroyed by greed after all?

Thursday, April 7th-Saturday, April 9th 2022 - 7:30pm CT

Wednesday, April 13th-Saturday, April 16th 2022 - 7:30pm CT

Colwell Playhouse

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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