Darlings

A re-imagining of J.M. Barrie’s classic “Peter Pan” from the perspective of the Darlings, two parents struggling with the loss of their children. They search for them by day and tell stories about a place called Neverland by night … where the mermaids will drown you, the pirates might kill you, and you can’t trust the charming little boy with the impish smile.

Created and performed by Carrie Brown and Karim Muasher. Directed by Melinda Jean Ferraraccio. Additional text by Nick Ryan.  Music direction by Katie Hartman. Fight choreography by Ben Peterson. Costume consultation by Barbara Harvey Abbott.

Physical devised theater at its best … thoughtfully created and brilliantly executed.”
-Watermark Orlando

Audience members will never look at the Peter Pan story in quite the same way.
-Cincinnati CityBeat (Critic’s Pick)

“Brown and Muasher are fabulously disciplined performers. Every move, every twist, every phrase is meticulously presented. The impact is surprisingly profound.
-Cincinnati Enquirer

Dark, imaginative and well-acted, evocatively employing simple props, by the end of this retelling of ‘Peter Pan’ for grown ups, no one is clapping to save Tinker Bell.”
-Twin Cities Pioneer Press

“A searing portrait of a couple disintegrating before our own eyes (more in line with Edward Albee than J. M. Barrie). An absolute gut-punch of a show.
-L’Etoile Magazine

“A heart-heavy show about love and loss … this polished, highly intelligent, desperately sad show will linger with you.
-Minneapolis City Pages

Performance History

2016

August 4 – 14 Minnesota Fringe Festival / Minneapolis, MN

July 26 – 30 Providence Fringe Festival / Providence, RI

May 31 – June 11 Cincinnati Fringe Festival / Cincinnati, OH

May 18 – 30 Orlando Fringe Festival / Orlando, FL