Butler Little Theatre 2019 Summer Youth Production
PETER PAN, OR THE BOY WHO WOULD NOT GROW UP
A FANTASY IN FIVE ACTS BY
IN A NEW VERSION BY
JOHN CAIRD AND
Executive Producer: Joy Cendrowski
Executive Director: Christian Cendrowski
Show dates are July 11-13 at 7:00 pm and July 14 at 2:00 pm.
Tickets are only available ONLINE or at the door 45 minutes before curtain. There are no phone in reservations available.
Young actors from the Butler area ages 10-22 will be featured.
This is the beloved story of Peter, Wendy, Michael, John, Capt. Hook, Smee, the lost boys, pirates, and the Indians, and, of course, Tinker Bell, in their adventures in Never Land. However, for the first time, the play is here restored to Barrie's original intentions. In the words of John Caird: "We were fascinated to discover that there was no one single document called PETER PAN. What we found was a tantalizing number of different versions, all of them containing some very agreeable surprises. We have made some significant alterations, the greatest of which is the introduction of a new character, the Storyteller, who is, in fact, the author himself. One of its most enjoyable ingredients is Barrie's unmistakable authorial tone. He tells the story of Peter Pan partly through dialogue and partly by means of his inimitable stage directions. In a whimsical, ambiguous and ironical manner, he speaks here as clearly to adults as he does to children. Moreover, many of the play's complicated conceits are only comprehensible if Barrie's commentary can be heard in parallel with the voices of the characters. This device also allows us to prepare our audience with some essential background history of the Darling family in a brief prologue, and to extend the narrative at the end of the play to include Barrie's heartbreaking and heartwarming conclusion to Peter and Wendy's story."
Tickets $13.00 no online transaction fees.