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Colwell Playhouse at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

The Neverland

Event Type
Illinois Theatre
Colwell Playhouse
Apr 7, 2022   7:30 pm  
Advocate 50 / Standard 25 / SC 24 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10
Originating Calendar
Krannert Center
By Madeline Sayet
Madeline Sayet, guest director

Not every child gets to feel like they belong. Many have to close their eyes or open a book and imagine a place to which they can escape: a place where bullies fade away, where money is not an issue, where there are no rules or adults to make them. There used to be many places like this. But now, the only one is the Neverland. A place dreamed up by children. But as children change, so do their dreams. In this modern day adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s beloved story, Wendy, John, and Michael fly off with Peter Pan to discover what is missing from our world. On their adventure, full of magic, danger, alliances, laughter, and hope, they learn what is needed to heal a broken, hateful world.


Appropriate for all ages.


The program booklet for this event will be offered digitally and will not be available in print. If you will need disability-related accommodations, please email Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.


If you can, show your love for the arts by purchasing a $50 “Advocate” ticket; the additional ticket cost directly benefits Illinois Theatre.


Tickets for this event will go on sale to the public at 10am on Tuesday, March 8. Tickets will be sold online only as mobile or print-at-home tickets and are not available for purchase by phone or at the Ticket Office counter. Before the on-sale date, please visit Krannert Center’s online ticket office to ensure you have or can create an active account. All 2021-2022 ticket on-sale dates are now available. To learn about early ticket-buying opportunities, please contact Krannert Center’s Advancement team: 217.333.6700 or


In order to attend an in-theatre performance at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, audience members must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. This change is occurring in response to increasingly strict contractual requirements of visiting artists, evolving performing arts industry standards, and audience expectations. At this time, face coverings are still required in indoor university spaces such as Krannert Center. Face coverings must be worn throughout any event or performance. For more information, please see our COVID-19 Safety Protocols page.

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