The Lost Boy
by Ronald Gabriel Paolillo

Productions (66)
  • Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m (7-18 actors possible: 3-10 f, 4-8 m)
  • Set: Minimal. Stylistically suggested locations include a pub, two Scottish homes, a park, and Neverland.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-057-0

The Lost Boy
by Ronald Gabriel Paolillo

(4)
Productions (66)
  • Drama
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m (7-18 actors possible: 3-10 f, 4-8 m)
  • Set: Minimal. Stylistically suggested locations include a pub, two Scottish homes, a park, and Neverland.

Despite finding success and fame as a writer, James M. Barrie is dissatisfied with his work and his life. He returns to his hometown in Scotland to visit his mother, who still blames him for the long-ago death of his older brother in a skating pond. Haunted by the tragic accident and his mother's harsh words, James slowly begins to confront his family's tragic past with the help of an unexpected friendship and his own gift for storytelling. This fictionalized account of the birth of Peter Pan will warm the hearts of audiences everywhere who remember the magic and mystery of The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. There is a shorter version of this play available, ideal for competition use. Please contact Playscripts for details.

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Despite finding success and fame as a writer, James M. Barrie is dissatisfied with his work and his life. He returns to his hometown in Scotland to visit his mother, who still blames him for the long-ago death of his older brother in a skating pond. Haunted by the tragic accident and his mother's harsh words, James slowly begins to confront his family's tragic past with the help of an unexpected friendship and his own gift for storytelling. This fictionalized account of the birth of Peter Pan will warm the hearts of audiences everywhere who remember the magic and mystery of The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. There is a shorter version of this play available, ideal for competition use. Please contact Playscripts for details.

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  • There is a shorter version of this play available. Please contact Playscripts for details.

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  • An alternate version for a larger cast is also available; contact Playscripts for details.

    • Drama
    • 110 - 120 minutes
    • 3 f, 4 m (7-18 actors possible: 3-10 f, 4-8 m)
    • Set: Minimal. Stylistically suggested locations include a pub, two Scottish homes, a park, and Neverland.
    • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-057-0
  • Published Reviews

    "An important and entertaining work."

    Bob Heisler, The Journal News

    "Paolillo's new play is a magical, exhilarating flight of endearing wonder into the heart of defiant youth through the core of ageless innocence, by way of the haunting shores of regret to the triumphs of rebirth, love, and forgiveness... Destined to become a classic."

    David S. Skipper, President of Anon: The J.M. Barrie Society

    Production History

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    Location
    JUN 16, 2018 - JUN 17, 2018
    WOW-EFFECT Theater
    Nijmegen, Netherlands
    WOW-EFFECT Theater Nijmegen, Netherlands
    APR 06, 2018 - APR 22, 2018
    Alger Lookout Thespian Association
    Bellingham, WA United States
    Alger Lookout Thespian Association Bellingham, WA United States
    JAN 20, 2018 - JAN 20, 2018
    Waverly-Shell Rock High School
    Waverly, IA United States
    Waverly-Shell Rock High School Waverly, IA United States
    DEC 08, 2017 - DEC 08, 2017
    TULOSO-MIDWAY MS THEATRE
    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX United States
    TULOSO-MIDWAY MS THEATRE CORPUS CHRISTI, TX United States
    NOV 27, 2017 - DEC 03, 2017
    UMEI Christian High School
    Leamington, ON Canada
    UMEI Christian High School Leamington, ON Canada
    OCT 26, 2017 - NOV 09, 2017
    Perry High School Theatre For The Performing Arts
    Perry, GA United States
    Perry High School Theatre For The Performing Arts Perry, GA United States
    OCT 20, 2017 - OCT 28, 2017
    Cabrillo High School Performing Arts
    Lompoc, CA United States
    Cabrillo High School Performing Arts Lompoc, CA United States
    OCT 05, 2017 - OCT 08, 2017
    Theatre Department
    Mansfield, TX United States
    Theatre Department Mansfield, TX United States
    MAY 26, 2017 - MAY 26, 2017
    George Ranch High School Longhorn Players
    Richmond, TX United States
    George Ranch High School Longhorn Players Richmond, TX United States
    MAY 01, 2017 - MAY 20, 2017
    Kalkaska Public Schools
    Kalkaska, FM United States
    Kalkaska Public Schools Kalkaska, FM United States
    APR 06, 2017 - APR 08, 2017
    Stoughton High School Theatre
    Stoughton, WI United States
    Stoughton High School Theatre Stoughton, WI United States
    NOV 17, 2016 - NOV 18, 2016
    Plainview High School
    Plainview, TX United States
    Plainview High School Plainview, TX United States
    NOV 17, 2016 - NOV 20, 2016
    Maumee Valley Country Day School
    Toledo, OH United States
    Maumee Valley Country Day School Toledo, OH United States
    NOV 07, 2016 - NOV 08, 2016
    Chisholm Trail Middle School
    Round Rock, TX United States
    Chisholm Trail Middle School Round Rock, TX United States
    NOV 03, 2016 - NOV 05, 2016
    Southwest High School
    San Antonio, TX United States
    Southwest High School San Antonio, TX United States
    OCT 27, 2016 - NOV 05, 2016
    Piedmont High School
    Monroe, NC United States
    Piedmont High School Monroe, NC United States
    OCT 20, 2016 - OCT 23, 2016
    Birdville High School Theatre
    North Richland Hills, TX United States
    Birdville High School Theatre North Richland Hills, TX United States
    OCT 20, 2016 - OCT 22, 2016
    Cornerstone Christian Schools
    San Antonio, TX United States
    Cornerstone Christian Schools San Antonio, TX United States
    OCT 06, 2016 - OCT 08, 2016
    Plano Senior High School Theatre
    Plano, TX United States
    Plano Senior High School Theatre Plano, TX United States
    SEP 10, 2016 - SEP 17, 2016
    Wills Point High School
    Wills Point, TX United States
    Wills Point High School Wills Point, TX United States
    MAY 20, 2016 - MAY 20, 2016
    East Henderson High School
    East Flat Rock, NC United States
    East Henderson High School East Flat Rock, NC United States
    APR 15, 2016 - APR 15, 2016
    Lakeland Christian Academy
    Mineral Wells, TX United States
    Lakeland Christian Academy Mineral Wells, TX United States
    APR 14, 2016 - APR 16, 2016
    Snyder Jr High
    Snyder, TX United States
    Snyder Jr High Snyder, TX United States
    MAR 04, 2016 - MAR 12, 2016
    Benton High School
    St. Joseph, MO United States
    Benton High School St. Joseph, MO United States
    MAR 03, 2016 - MAR 17, 2016
    Coronado High School
    El Paso, TX United States
    Coronado High School El Paso, TX United States
    FEB 25, 2016 - MAR 01, 2016
    Reynolds Middle School
    Prosper, TX United States
    Reynolds Middle School Prosper, TX United States
    FEB 19, 2016 - FEB 20, 2016
    Free State High School
    Lawrence, KS United States
    Free State High School Lawrence, KS United States
    FEB 15, 2016 - FEB 20, 2016
    Smith Middle School
    Cleburne, TX United States
    Smith Middle School Cleburne, TX United States
    JAN 30, 2016 - FEB 20, 2016
    Olivet Community Schools
    Olivet, MI United States
    Olivet Community Schools Olivet, MI United States
    JAN 23, 2016 - JAN 23, 2016
    Franklin Central High Schol Theatre
    Vincennes, IN United States
    Franklin Central High Schol Theatre Vincennes, IN United States
    DEC 05, 2015 - DEC 05, 2015
    Franklin Central High Schol Theatre
    Indianapolis, IN United States
    Franklin Central High Schol Theatre Indianapolis, IN United States
    DEC 04, 2015 - DEC 05, 2015
    Wylie isd
    Abilene, TX United States
    Wylie isd Abilene, TX United States
    DEC 03, 2015 - DEC 05, 2015
    Woodlands Drama Group
    Harrogate, United Kingdom
    Woodlands Drama Group Harrogate, United Kingdom
    DEC 03, 2015 - DEC 07, 2015
    Barbers Hill Theatre
    Mont Belvieu, TX United States
    Barbers Hill Theatre Mont Belvieu, TX United States
    NOV 20, 2015 - NOV 20, 2015
    Sands CISD
    Ackerly, TX United States
    Sands CISD Ackerly, TX United States
    NOV 20, 2015 - NOV 21, 2015
    Lufkin Middle School
    Lufkin, TX United States
    Lufkin Middle School Lufkin, TX United States
    NOV 15, 2015 - NOV 21, 2015
    Sands CISD
    O'Donnell, TX United States
    Sands CISD O'Donnell, TX United States
    NOV 11, 2015 - NOV 16, 2015
    Cleburne High School
    Cleburne, TX United States
    Cleburne High School Cleburne, TX United States
    NOV 07, 2015 - NOV 09, 2015
    Randall High School
    Amarillo, TX United States
    Randall High School Amarillo, TX United States
    NOV 06, 2015 - NOV 07, 2015
    Macomb High
    Macomb, IL United States
    Macomb High Macomb, IL United States
    NOV 05, 2015 - DEC 13, 2015
    The Cuckoo's Theater Project
    Chicago, IL United States
    The Cuckoo's Theater Project Chicago, IL United States
    OCT 25, 2015 - NOV 21, 2015
    Heritage High School
    Lynchburg, VA United States
    Heritage High School Lynchburg, VA United States
    OCT 21, 2015 - OCT 31, 2015
    North Cobb High School
    Kennesaw, GA United States
    North Cobb High School Kennesaw, GA United States
    SEP 24, 2015 - SEP 26, 2015
    Flower Mound High School Theatre
    Flower Mound, TX United States
    Flower Mound High School Theatre Flower Mound, TX United States
    SEP 17, 2015 - SEP 25, 2015
    Socorro High School
    El Paso, TX United States
    Socorro High School El Paso, TX United States
    APR 09, 2015 - APR 09, 2015
    Richland Springs High School
    Sterling City, TX United States
    Richland Springs High School Sterling City, TX United States
    APR 02, 2015 - APR 02, 2015
    Richland Springs High School
    Brownwood, TX United States
    Richland Springs High School Brownwood, TX United States
    MAR 23, 2015 - MAY 28, 2015
    Theatre at The Colony
    The Colony, TX United States
    Theatre at The Colony The Colony, TX United States
    MAR 23, 2015 - MAY 28, 2015
    Theatre at The Colony
    The Colony, TX United States
    Theatre at The Colony The Colony, TX United States
    MAR 22, 2015 - MAR 25, 2015
    Richland Springs High School
    Richland Springs, TX United States
    Richland Springs High School Richland Springs, TX United States
    FEB 19, 2015 - FEB 21, 2015
    Liberty High School Patriot Theatre
    Henderson, NV United States
    Liberty High School Patriot Theatre Henderson, NV United States
    DEC 12, 2014 - DEC 13, 2014
    Hill Country Christian School
    Austin, TX United States
    Hill Country Christian School Austin, TX United States
    NOV 20, 2014 - NOV 22, 2014
    Shawnee Heights High School
    Tecumseh, KS United States
    Shawnee Heights High School Tecumseh, KS United States
    NOV 20, 2014 - NOV 22, 2014
    Catoctin High School
    Thurmont, MD United States
    Catoctin High School Thurmont, MD United States
    NOV 12, 2014 - NOV 15, 2014
    El Dorado Springs High School
    El Dorado Springs, MO United States
    El Dorado Springs High School El Dorado Springs, MO United States
    NOV 06, 2014 - NOV 08, 2014
    Park View High School Drama
    Sterling, VA United States
    Park View High School Drama Sterling, VA United States
    OCT 30, 2014 - NOV 02, 2014
    Midlakes High School
    Clifton Spring, NY United States
    Midlakes High School Clifton Spring, NY United States
    OCT 02, 2014 - OCT 10, 2014
    Milton Theatre
    Milton, GA United States
    Milton Theatre Milton, GA United States
    SEP 15, 2014 - SEP 16, 2014
    N/A
    New York, NY United States
    N/A New York, NY United States
    APR 10, 2014 - APR 12, 2014
    Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill
    Durham, NC United States
    Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill Durham, NC United States
    MAR 21, 2014 - MAR 26, 2014
    Lake Dallas High School
    Corinth, TX United States
    Lake Dallas High School Corinth, TX United States
    DEC 01, 2013 - DEC 18, 2013
    East Carteret High School
    Beaufort, NC United States
    East Carteret High School Beaufort, NC United States
    OCT 14, 2013 - OCT 14, 2013
    FRIENDS ALWAYS CREATING THEATRE
    New York, NY United States
    FRIENDS ALWAYS CREATING THEATRE New York, NY United States
    JAN 24, 2012 - JAN 29, 2012
    G-Star School of the Arts
    West Palm Beach, FL United States
    G-Star School of the Arts West Palm Beach, FL United States
    NOV 11, 2005 - NOV 20, 2005
    Queens Theatre in the Park
    Queens, NY United States
    Queens Theatre in the Park Queens, NY United States
    OCT 28, 2005 - NOV 06, 2005
    Helen Hayes Theater Company
    Nyack, NY United States
    Helen Hayes Theater Company Nyack, NY United States
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    Location
    JUN 16, 2018 - JUN 17, 2018
    WOW-EFFECT Theater
    Nijmegen, Netherlands
    WOW-EFFECT Theater Nijmegen, Netherlands
    APR 06, 2018 - APR 22, 2018
    Alger Lookout Thespian Association
    Bellingham, WA United States
    Alger Lookout Thespian Association Bellingham, WA United States
    JAN 20, 2018 - JAN 20, 2018
    Waverly-Shell Rock High School
    Waverly, IA United States
    Waverly-Shell Rock High School Waverly, IA United States
    DEC 08, 2017 - DEC 08, 2017
    TULOSO-MIDWAY MS THEATRE
    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX United States
    TULOSO-MIDWAY MS THEATRE CORPUS CHRISTI, TX United States
    NOV 27, 2017 - DEC 03, 2017
    UMEI Christian High School
    Leamington, ON Canada
    UMEI Christian High School Leamington, ON Canada
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    Production Group
    Location
    SEP 15, 2014 - SEP 16, 2014
    N/A
    New York, NY United States
    N/A New York, NY United States

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