The other day my friend’s four-year-old daughter asked me, “Guess what I wished for?”
I was a little nervous about this — after all, isn’t it bad luck to tell others your wish? — but she insisted.
“A puppy? A pony? A baby elephant?”
“No, it wasn’t an animal at all. It was the second star to the right!” I didn’t follow this logic, so she patiently(ish) explained, “I wished to go to Neverland!” Well, obviously. What a dumb grown-up moment.
Brand-new musical Finding Neverland, based on the 2004 Johnny Depp movie about author J.M. Barrie and his friendship with the Llewelyn Davies family, opens tomorrow at Cambridge’s American Repertory Theater. I should probably go and get back in touch with my inner lost kid.
What’s your favorite Peter Pan adaptation? Hook will always have my heart. (Bangerang!)