Orlando 2016 Fringe Review: Darlings

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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Darlings
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It seems ever since Finding Neverland debuted on Broadway, references to Peter Pan, Wendy Darling, Captain Hook, the Lost Boys and Mr. Smee have become ubiquitous in pop culture, especially theater—and the show Darlings is a great example of the re-imagining and re-working of the ever-loved story of Peter Pan.

Playing in the Pink Venue and put on by Animal Engine Theatre Company from New York, the show features, and was created by, the company’s two artistic directors Karim Muasher and Carrie Brown, who are also husband and wife. Brown plays Mrs. Darling and Muasher plays Mr. Darling, and you’re thrust into their world the moment you step into the venue. The show is a whirlwind of pain, giddiness, longing and childish innocence, as the play tells the traditional story of Peter Pan but from a new perspective: in the eyes of the Darling parents.

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