Young thespians present ‘Peter Pan’
Written by The Curry Coastal Pilot   
July 12, 2013 09:16 pm

Brookings Harbor Community Theater presents the junior version of “Peter Pan,” opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 19, at the Harbor Performing Arts Center, 97900 Shopping Center Ave.

The story begins with Peter (Dylan Speir) introducing the “stars” (Destiney Lopez, Anastasia Hollingsworth, Grace Norman and Jaidyn Dunn) who work as narrators and set crew. The stars lead the audience into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Darling  (Jennifer Christow and Everett Van Maren) and their three children, Wendy, John and Michael (Jenna Martini, Noah Speir and Charlie Willis-Blunt). 

Mr. Darling tells Wendy she must grow up and move into her own room and then orders Nana (Teryn Van Maren) out of the nursery as well.  When the parents are off, Wendy attaches “Shadow” (Alia Graves) to Peter and with a sprinkle of Pixie Dust from Tinkerbell (Emma Murdock) they are off, flying to Neverland! 

Soon the audience meets up with Hook, (Felix Fernandez), who has quite a time leading his pirates, Smee (Dominic Thompson), Tattoo Bill (Seamus Tayman), Skylights (Vance Richison), Noodler (Everest Abblitt) and No Name (Zack Abblitt) into battle while trying to evade the ferocious crocodile (Everett Van Maren). 

Peter, Tink, and the Darlings soon come to meet the mermaids (Adelina Willis-Blunt, Sumehra Wentz, Nevarra Ridders, Amber Van Maren, Grace Spier, and Jennifer Christow) the Indians (Ashanti Franks, Dublyn Heath, Teryn Van Maren, Isabella Tayman, and Kelsea Stumpenhaus) and the lost girls (Maya Primich, Kelsea Stumpenhaus, Alia Graves, Heaven Montanez and Zoe Carlson). Before long, Hook and Peter find themselves in a tremendous battle where only one will win.

Behind the scenes are Properties Manager Eden Van Maren, keeper of all swords, ropes, arrows and medicine bottles; Bonnie Jorgensen and Norma Starbard, costumers of  the cast; Dori Blodgett, director; Tiffany Van Maren is stage managing; and Michaela Dingle is lights and sound technician.

“Peter Pan” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, July 19, 20, 26 and 27, and 2 p.m. Sundays, July 21 and 28. The show runs 1 hour, 15 minutes. 

Tickets are $8 for adults and seniors, and $5 for students and children. Tickets are available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings, New Wave Video in Harbor and at the door. For more information, call 541-469-4700.