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Grown-ups, lost boys and the rest of the community are invited to the Wilton High School Theatre presentation of Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up, Nov. 14-16.
Subtitled “A Fantasy in Five Acts,” this is the stage version adapted for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982 by John Caird and Trevor Nunn.
This production follows the familiar story of Peter, Wendy, Michael, John, Captain Hook, Smee, the Lost Boys, and, of course, Tinkerbell during their adventures in Neverland. However, this is not the Disney version with which many may be familiar.
This play restores J. M. Barrie’s original and darker intentions, focusing on the tragedy of being forced to either grow up into a world of conformity or be stuck indefinitely in Neverland. It also includes a new character of “Storyteller” based on the voice of the author himself.
“The cast has been hard at work since the start of the school year bringing this challenging piece to life,” a press release said. “The language is lyrical, and while not technically considered a musical, it does include some musical numbers as well as many humorous moments. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.”
There will be two shows on Saturday. Showtimes are Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:30; Friday, Nov. 15, at 8; and Saturday, Nov. 16, at 1 and 5 in the Little Theater at Wilton High School.
Tickets — $12 for adults, $10 for students — are available via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling 203-834-4844.