Rick Elice, Liza Lorwin, Julie Archer, Ridley Pearson Set for Exploring the Peter Pan Myth Panel at NYPL

News   Rick Elice, Liza Lorwin, Julie Archer, Ridley Pearson Set for Exploring the Peter Pan Myth Panel at NYPL
 
Members of the creative teams of the New York Theatre Workshop's Peter and the Starcatcher and The New Victory Theater production of The Mabou Mines' Peter and Wendy will discuss their approaches to making J.M. Barrie's "Boy Who Would Not Grow Up" come alive in unique stage productions, in the panel Exploring the Peter Pan Myth at the New York Public Library.

The March 12 event will take place at 2 PM and is free and open to the public.

Panel guests will include Ridley Pearson, co-author of the original "Peter and the Starcatchers" novel; Tony Award nominee Rick Elice, who wrote the stage adaptation of Pearson's novel, Peter and the Starcatcher; Obie Award winner Julie Archer, who co-created and designed the set, lights and puppets for Peter and Wendy; and Liza Lorwin, the co-creator, adaptor and producer of Peter and Wendy.  NYPL children's librarian Betsy Bird will moderate.

Pearson has also written the Kingdom Keepers series and is the recipient of the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University. Elice was Tony-nominated for the book to Jersey Boys, which he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman, and also co-wrote the book to Broadway's The Addams Family with Brickman.

Archer's work with Mabou Mines includes An Epidog and Vanishing Pictures. She was the lighting designer for The Warrior Ant and The Gospel at Colonus, both of which were produced by Lorwin. Lorwin's producing credits also include Mabou Mines' Song for New York.

For more information, visit nypl.org.

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