J.M. Barrie’s reckoning with loss, love, and immortality explored in and around the haunting Woodlands. A generation lost after World War I, remembered by their loved ones as the young men and women they were. What might it be like if one of these lost children returned? From The PAC (Iphigenia at Aulis, Sea Plays, Creditors).
$25 / 135 minutes
From the creator of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie reckons with loss, love, and immortality against the backdrop of the haunting Woodlands Mansion and Cemetery in West Philadelphia. A generation lost after World War I, live in the memory of their loved ones as the young men and women they once were. But, what might happen if one of these lost children returned?
Directed by Claire Moyer.
The Woodlands, a 54-acre undulating landscape is at once a one-of-a-kind 18th-century English pleasure garden, 19th-century rural cemetery, and a modern green oasis for its neighbors in bustling University City and West Philadelphia. The Woodlands was designated a National Historic Landmark District in recognition of its unique history and rich resources. Actively used today, the cemetery, mansion, landscape, and programs are an educational resource for local school children, community residents, university students, as well as for a small, highly motivated cadre of scholars seeking further understanding of American architectural and botanical history, urban development, and the origin and growth of West Philadelphia. Today, their mission is to enrich the lives of area residents and visitors by serving as a hub for activities and educational programs that interpret, celebrate and make available to the public The Woodlands’ historic buildings and tranquil green space.
Note: The performance takes place inside the mansion and outside on the grounds – in the event of rain the entire performance will be inside the mansion. Limited seating will be available to accommodate those patrons who have discomfort standing for a half hour