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A New Take on Peter Pan

The play, which opens Nov. 16 at the Don Powell Theatre, features puppets, new song compositions and a live rock band onstage.
Master of fine arts design students designed unique costumes, set and lighting for the show, and the cast is comprised mostly of undergraduate students.
Master of fine arts design students designed unique costumes, set and lighting for the show, and the cast is comprised mostly of undergraduate students.

San Diego State University School of Theatre, Television, and Film announced a new telling of a classic tale in its presentation of “Peter Pan & Wendy." The play opens Nov. 16 at the Don Powell Theatre.

Margaret Larlham, the play’s director said that audiences will find the play new and fresh — a very different experience from seeing a film or reading the book.

This production offers audiences a unique adventure including puppets, new song compositions and a live rock band onstage.

“Audiences of all ages will find ways of connecting,” Larlham said. “The story of Peter Pan, Wendy, Hook and the fairies is one that has captured the imagination and feelings of generations past.”

SDSU’s master of fine arts design students designed unique costumes, sets and lighting for the show, and the cast is comprised mostly of undergraduate students.

Show schedule

“Peter Pan & Wendy” runs from Nov. 16 until Dec. 2.

Public performances (7 p.m.):

  • Nov. 16
  • Nov. 29
  • Nov. 30

Matinees (2 p.m.):

  • Nov. 17
  • Nov. 18
  • Dec. 1
  • Dec. 2

SDSU is also holding three matinees for local schools.

Special events

Those who attend the Nov. 18 public matinee can stay and take pictures with the cast after the show.

On Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m., Professor Joseph Thomas, director of SDSU's National Center for the Study of Children's Literature is giving a pre-show discussion about J. M. Barrie's play and novel.

The half hour discussion will be held in the Experimental Theatre and is free to anyone who purchases a ticket to any performance of “Peter Pan & Wendy”.

Ticket information

Tickets cost $13-15. To purchase tickets or for more information please call 619 594-6884, or visit the theatre website. The SDSU Performing Arts Box Office at the Don Powell Theatre is open Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For information on group sales call 619 594-6884 or email artbox@mail.sdsu.edu.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their families to "Peter Pan and Wendy". A special ticket price of $13 has been extended to all SDSU employees; simply show your Red ID at the box office when purchasing tickets.

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