UNION, NJ – J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, Peter Pan, is coming to life on the Union High School stage March 16 – March 25.
The story follows Peter Pan, the free spirited young boy that flies, on his non-stop adventures in Neverland. Peter Pan has been told in a variety of different formats from the cherished Disney cartoon, to the timeless TV movie made popular by Mary Martin. Cathy Rigby brought fame to the role, playing Peter for over thirty years.
“Peter Pan transcends the spectacle of flying children and battles in far off magical lands to get to the core of the human story of learning to grow up and take responsibility for your life,” said Director James Mosser. “The children are at first scared of the adult world of their parents, the pirates and Indians, but as they go out on their own they slowly discover that if they put their mind to it they can achieve anything. Most importantly they learn that growing up is a necessity and not as scary as it seems. These archetypal fears and the fantasy of flying away to a magical land to escape the perils of growing up have made this a classic for many generations.”
The production takes the audience to the Darling home in London, to hang out with the lost boys in their lair, to swim with mermaids, walk the plank with Captain Hook and his merriment of pirates, dance with Tiger Lily and her pack, and of course, fly high in the sky with Peter Pan.
The Union High School Performing Arts Company will perform Peter Pan on March 16, 17 23, 24 at 7:30 p.m. Special kid-friendly matinee performances will be held March 18, 24 and 25 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are available by visiting www.uhspac.booktix.com; tier pricing is available with pricing ranging from $10 and up.
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