Whether she’s a speck of light or a fairy in green, Tinker Bell is an indispensable character, first appearing in J. M. Barrie‘s 1904 “Peter Pan” and its novelization, “Peter and Wendy.”
She was also in multiple film and television adaptations of the Peter Pan stories – including the 1953 Walt Disney animated film “Peter Pan” – besides being the unofficial mascot of the Disney Company.
Tinker Bell is considered Peter’s sidekick, necessary but not sufficient to carry the story.
Except, that is, in “Tinker Bell,” a world premiere by local playwright Patrick Flynn at Adventure Theatre MTC.
“It takes a character – relegated to an appendage to Peter – and looks at the whole story from her point of view,” said Nick Olcott, the director. “The play doesn’t begin and end with Peter Pan.”