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UNCG Theatre takes flight with ‘Peter Pan’

Publicity photo for Peter PanFlying boys who refuse to grow up. Wayward shadows. Pixie dust. Pirates. A croc with a clock.

Yes, UNCG Theatre’s original adaptation of “Peter Pan” takes flight through Nov. 17 in Taylor Theatre on campus.

Why “Peter Pan”? Rachel Briley, theatre professor and the show’s director, says Peter’s story is a timeless one that appeals to all of us — young and old.

“Peter represents something that we all long for on some level: eternal youth,” Briley says. “In our culture we often romanticize youth, but, in reality, young people are just as complex and full of contradictions as adults.”

The spectacle of Pan is amped up in the UNCG production. Actors fly through the use of tracks and pendulums. Nana the dog, the vengeful crocodile, mermaids and a Neverbird appear through the use of puppetry.

The story is streamlined to keep it to an hour and 15 minutes.

See Peter in action Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.; Nov. 13-15 at 9:30 a.m.; or Nov. 15 at noon.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for children, seniors, students and groups of 10 or more; and $7 for UNCG students. Call the theatre box office at 4-4392 or buy tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/412573.

By Michelle Hines
Photo by Chris English. L-r, Cassie McHale as Wendy, Adam Kampouris as Peter Pan.

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