Monique T edited the summary of Peter Pan Monday, January 3, 2011.
Act I The play begins in the Darling's night nursery. Nana, a Newfoundland, is in the nursery getting ready for the children, as she is their nanny. The act next introduces Michael, the youngest of the Darling children. Michael refuses a bath, but is forced to bathe while being supervised by Nana. Mrs. Darling believes that she sees a face in the window, but no one is there when she goes to the sill. John, the second eldest, and Wendy, the eldest, enter. They announce that they have been performing an act where Wendy plays as mother and John plays as father. In this act Wendy informs John that he has received a new baby girl, John is displeased with a girl and prefers a boy. Wendy is insulted by this. Mr. Darling blows into the room, quite distressed. He cannot tie his tie. Mrs. Darling saves the day. When the boys are told to take medicine, Mr. Darling makes a point of telling the boys that he quite enjoys taking his medicine, so they should quite enjoy taking theirs. Wendy innocently indulges her father's boasting, and fetches his medicine so he can take it in front of the boys. Not being as keen on his medicine as he insisted, Mr. Darling dupes Michael into taking his medicine without taking his own. He quickly looses face with his children. To regain what he lost, he "plays a joke" on Nana, by placing his medicine in her milk. Mrs. Darling informs Mr. Darling that she found a boy in the room a few nights prior, and during his escape she managed to capture his shadow. She rolled it up and stored it in a drawer. Mr. Darling decides to have it priced at an auction the next day. Nana goes to take a drink of the milk left for her and quietly refuses it when she tastes the medicine. Mrs. Darling, perplexed by Nana's lack of interest, smells the milk and discovers the medicine. She goes to Nana and comforts her. Mr. Darling becomes infuriated with the prospect that a mere dog should be coddled while he, the "bread winner" is not. He tricks Nana into coming to him and chains her up outside, against the will of his wife and children. In the night, Peter and Tinkerbell arrive, looking for Peter's shadow. Wendy wakes and finds Peter trying to put his shadow back on with a bar of soap. She helps Peter sew on his shadow. Wendy falls for Peter rather quickly, asking him for a kiss, but he, being a young boy from Never Land with only lost boys as companions, does not know what a kiss is. Instead of a kiss, she gives him a thimble. Peter convinces Wendy to come to Never Land and be a mother to the lost boys. She convinces him to take Michael and John along. Peter sprinkles fairy dust on them, teaches them to fly and right after Liza, the house maid, comes to the door with Nana. The children hide. Liza, looking into the room, notices nothing askew, Nana on the other hand, does. Nana, however, is forced once more to leave the house. Wendy, Michael, and John practice flying a little bit more and then they fly out the window to Never Land, right as Nana leads Mr. and Mrs. Darling back home.