Peter Pan


Adapted from J.M. Barrie's classic tale
1 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 2014
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Tickets: $18 Adults; $15 Children

Recommended for ages 6-10

Image: Peter PanChildren's imaginations will take flight in the upcoming performance of Peter Pan at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 2014. This delightful children's play presented by TheatreworksUSA is adapted from J.M. Barrie's classic taleabout the boy who refused to grow up. This 60-minute play is recommended for audiences ages 6-10.

Media sponsor is Morris Media. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for children.

This production is based on John Caird and Trevor Nunn's adaptation of "Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up," which they developed for London's Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982. Astonished by Peter Pan's appearance in the nursery, young Wendy, John, and Michael are intrigued by his tales of Never Land, the home of fairies, mermaids, pirates, and the poor Lost Boys who need a mother. With the help of a little fairy dust, they fly off with Peter to find adventure. Meanwhile, in order to exact his revenge on Peter Pan, who is responsible for his lost arm, the evil Captain Hook has devised a series of dastardly plans. In the spirit of J.M. Barrie's original tale, TheatreworksUSA director David Schechter has chosen to tell the story through the eyes of six children who are living in Edwardian England (the early 1900s), and decide on Peter Pan for that evening's play-acting. The adventure begins as the storyteller starts reading, and by adding a few simple "props" to their wardrobe of nightshirts and dressing gowns, the children are transformed into the classic characters of Peter Pan. As it would have been in an era before television and video games, the story is told without the aid of special effects. For example, when Peter teaches Wendy and her brothers how to fly, the children act it out by making their dolls "fly".

Theatreworks USA is America's largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit theatre for young and family audiences. Since 1961, Theatreworks USA has enlightened, entertained, and instructed over 85 million people in 49 states and Canada, now performing for about three million people annually.

Every year, the company tours approximately 16 shows from its ever-growing repertoire of 125 plays and musicals.

Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396  (1-877-278-7396).  Tickets can also be purchased online at www.quickcenter.com. Tickets for this event can also be bought at the Fairfield University Bookstore located at 1499 Post Road in downtown Fairfield, CT.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on April 11, 2014

Vol. 46, No. 276