American Players Theatre's "The Admirable Crichton" Theater and Dance English aristocrats (and butler) are stranded on a deserted island, 7:30 pm on 8/16 & 22 and 6 pm, 8/19, APT, Spring Green. $66-$42. americanplayers.org. 588-2361
You probably know J.M. Barrie as the creative inspiration behind Peter Pan. While you will recognize the playwright's whimsy, this play is unlike anything you've ever seen. We start in an aristocratic English setting, the title character having fulfilled his life's aspirations by becoming a butler. And, next thing you know (are you ready for this?), Crichton and the rest are stranded on a deserted island. What good is a butler on a deserted island? You'd be surprised. And you will be surprised. Not just any playwright could make the pieces fit, but Barrie does it with charm, humor and irony to spare.