Peter Pan Pennsylvania Ballet's Contemporary PETER PAN By Susan Lewis • May 7, 2012 Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie wrote the now-classic adventure tale of Peter Pan as a play for children in 1904. He transformed it into a novel in 1911. Pennsylvania Ballet: PETER PAN With a Twist Through May 13th By Susan Lewis • May 7, 2012 A fantasy born over a hundred years ago continues to resonate today. As Pennsylvania Ballet stages Peter Pan, set to the music of Sir Edward Elgar, WRTI's Susan Lewis considers the boy who wouldn't grow up and his relevance to our lives today. Information about choreographer Trey McIntyre's Peter Pan at the Academy of Music.