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CTOC Presents The Classic Story "Peter Pan"
Reported by: Kennie Bass
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Kennie Bass
Reported: Oct. 11, 2012 8:16 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 11, 2012 8:25 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Just point toward the second star on the right and head straight on 'till morning...that's where you'll find Neverland, the Lost Boys, mermaids, pirates and of course, the boy who never grew up, Peter Pan.
In its storied 80-year history, this is the first time West Virginia's official children's theater is tackling author J.M. Barrie's most famous character.
"I read the script and it just seemed like a lot of fun," said director Tara Phares-Pauley. "There was a lot of potential to play with the kids and make something."
The play revolves around Peter's relationship with a girl named Wendy and her brothers. They travel with him from their home to visit Peter's enchanted land.
"This is my first lead role and I really like it," said Timmy Walker, who portrays the title character. "It's just...it's amazing because you're out there the whole time you never really come backstage. It's definitely really good."
Devin Elliott is the Indian princess Tiger Lily. "I love the story of 'Peter Pan'", she said. "I've read the book and I've watched the movie. It's an amazing production. The whole cast, they're so fun."
But danger lurks around every corner. The evil pirate Captain Hook wants to defeat Peter Pan once and for all. Leading his crew of buccaneers, Hook tries to find Peter's secret lair where he and the Lost Boys live. But Hook must also be careful. A crocodile who once ate his hand has been trying to finish the meal ever since.
"I was not very familiar with the part at all before I got it and I'm still learning every day about Captain Hook," said Noah Gillispie who is playing the famous one-handed pirate. "It's going to be an entertaining fun play. We have a great, talented cast and the directing was pretty good, too. So, I'm just excited to see it all pull together."
Children's Theatre of Charleston Presents "Peter Pan"
Charleston Civic Center Little Theater
Friday, October 12, 2012 - 7pm
Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 2pm
$12 Adults (18 yrs. and older)
$10 Students (4 yrs. to 17 yrs.)
Tickets are available at the Civic Center Box Office or at the door.
For more information, call (304) 346-0164.
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