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Peter Pan — The Study Guide

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J.M. Barrie’s PETER PAN: Welcome to the Never Land!

Long before a friendly, redheaded little boy was made popular by the animated Disney  film, there was J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan: a lonely, mysterious orphan who wanted only to escape the sadness and boredom of adulthood by forever remaining a little boy in the magical Never Land.  Peter Pan is the story of this little boy’s adventures with his band of Lost Boys and the Darling children, whom Peter tempts into flying away from home one evening: Wendy, John, and Michael.  Together the children plays games, tell stories, and battle the pirates—especially the sinister Captain James Hook--who hunt them.

More than just a story of endless youth, Peter Pan explores the relationships between parents and children, as well as the human tendency to long for the innocence and freedom of childhood. 

We have prepared a study guide teachers and parents can use to learn more about the play. It can be downloaded as a PDF, free of charge, by clicking the link below. Please charge with your children and students as much of the study guide as you like!

And if you'd like a glimpse of the costumes some of the characters in the show will be wearing, scroll down for a gallery of some of the renderings created by costume designer Emily Taradash.

We are looking forward to seeing you in our Never Land in the Rand Theater!

Download the study guide.

Please access the study guide by clicking here. It is in PDF format so that you can print it any elements you would like to share with students.

Character Costume Renderings

One of the steps costume designers go through when they create a costume for a character in a play is to create a rendering (basically, a drawing) of what the outfit would look like. These are some of the renderings created by Emily Taradash, costume designer of Peter Pan.






Michael Darling




Tootles and Curly



Captain Hook


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