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The Darlings

Susan Eve Haar
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A black comedic look at the parents in Peter Pan. It is set in the present, in an upscale townhouse. Mrs Darling is a socialite and George Darling is a white collar criminal with the US Attorney’s Office closing in. George has decided that he must escape to Switzerland, but his wife refuses to believe that his problems are real. She goes off to receive an award for her work with “brownish” children. George then confides in Nana, his dog and drinking companion, his disappointment in the devolution of his marriage. Upon Mrs Darling’s return, they notice that their children, Wendy Peter, and Michael to are missing — it takes them awhile, though, as they only speak to their children through the intercom. The Darlings proceeded to try to retrieve their children, each in his own way. In doing so, they explore their commitment to parenthood and to each other.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (2 female, 2 male)
Full Length Dark Comedy (about 100 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“Haar fires up a hip satire and lets fly with scores of lines that hit the mark. It took fairy dust to get the children off the ground in J M Barrie’s Peter Pan — In THE DARLINGS, Haar sprinkles on black comedy to achieve levitation.” —Larry Parnass, Daily Hampshire Gazette

“Susan Eve Haar takes the point of view of the parents of the lost children — with a distinctly modern twist. Haar’s play is part literary joke, part social satire, and part sketch comedy. The satirical target is the lifestyles of the rich and narcissistic. These Darlings are parodies of a certain class of all-too-easily recognizable Americans — materialistic, solipsistic, self-satisfied but vaguely dissatisfied with the lack of human connection in their lives.” —Chris Rohmann, W F C R (National Public Radio)

About the Author


  • Susan Eve Haar

    Susan Eve Haar is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. She lives in New York City. Her play SAUGERTIES was performed at the Meisner Theater, THE LUMP AND ME at Primary Stages, IZZY and NO TIME FOR BABY at The Women's Project, MAX at the Looking Glass Theater, and TRUST ME at the Clark Studio Theater.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 8/1/2006
Pages 80
ISBN 9780881452761

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

Originally produced by The Miniature Theater of Chester, CT

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
The Darlings is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC