‘Peter Pan’ flies into PAC

Steven Martz, Staff writer

The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts and Culture is showing the encore version of “Peter Pan” in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.
The performance will be shown on Dec. 3 at 12:55 p.m. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.
It will have a total run time of 2 hours and 30 minutes, which includes a 20-minute intermission.
The character of Peter Pan was originally used in 1902 by J.M. Barrie, a Scottish novelist and playwright.
Due to the buzz of the character, Barrie decided to write a play where Pan is front and center “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.”
After the success of the play, Barrie pulled out parts of it and republished it in 1906 as “Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.”
Barrie then decided to expand what he had done so far and created the novel everyone knows and loves—“Peter Pan and Wendy,” which was published in 1911.
The childhood favorite was directed by Sally Cookson and co-production was with the Old Vic Theatre.
As many of you remember, the play begins with Wendy helping Peter Pan find his shadow. Peter then takes Wendy to Neverland, where she meets the Lost Boys, Tinker Bell and Captain Hook.
Peter Pan is portrayed by Paul Hilton, and Wendy is played by Madeleine Worrall.
Captain Hook is portrayed by Anna Francolini, and Tinker Bell is played by Saikat Ahamed.
As always, tickets are free for Mercyhurst students, $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and student and $10 for youth.