Phyllis Nagy’s play “Never Land” immediately drops you into a world of personal discontent. The play focuses on a French family’s restlessness and continual aching to be a part of something sophisticated and more superior – but at what cost?

Their bond of love is strong, yet they will go any distance (emotionally or physically) to outdo one another. The husband’s willingness to overlook his family’s desires and needs while displaying his desperate need for approval is heartbreaking. It tears this family apart at the core, but a tragic turn of events finally allows us, the audience, to see the compassion and love they do have for one another.

At various points, the play feels a bit disjointed with indiscriminate soliloquies, but a strong cast, beautiful costumes and a brilliant set design bring it all together.

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