Playhouse on the Square presents Peter Pan
By Lisa Lynch
After several years away, the boy who won’t grow up is flying back to the Memphis stage! Wendy, John, and Michael Darling’s world is turned upside down when Peter Pan swoops into their nursery. He leads them to Neverland where they encounter the cunning and evil Captain Hook, villainous pirates, a crafty crocodile, and the sprightly fairy Tinker Bell. Featuring classic songs such as “I Gotta Crow,” “Neverland,” and “I’m Flying,” Peter Pan promises to touch, inspire, dazzle, and charm all generations.
Directed by Dave Landis, Peter Pan stars Laura Stracko (2010 Recipient of the Larry Riley Rising Star Award) and Lindsey Roberts (for her 6th time) in the title role and Bill Andrews (Ostrander Award Nominee for the role of Nixon in Frost/Nixon) as Captain Hook. Peter Pan also features performances by Carla Olivar in her Playhouse debut as Wendy, as well as Jen Henry, Roland Donnelly-Bullington, Brian Chandler Shaffrey, Luca Conti, Cole Jackson, Ebone Amos, Kyle Huey, and a cast of over 20 lost boys, pirates, and Indians.
Peter Pan runs at Playhouse on the Square November 19-December 23, Fridays at 7pm and Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm. The Pay-What-You-Can performances are Tuesday, December 21 and Wednesday, December 22, at 7pm. There will be an additional performance on Thursday, December 23, at 7pm. Playhouse on the Square is located at 66 South Cooper Street in Midtown. For more information or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or visit our website at playhouseonthesquare.org.