Peter Pan soars into new TYA production

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Theatre for Young America

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AMERICA PRESENTS

 Peter Pan

 Kansas City, MO (May 31st, 2018) Theatre for Young America presents Peter Pan at Union Station City Stage. Peter Pan runs at Theatre for Young America June 19th and July 7th, 2018. This classic adventure begins in the quiet home of the Darling children and ends up in Neverland with Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and a happy gang of boys and girls who never grow up. Danger, romance, magic and beauty appear and disappear like phantoms in a dream. Will these lost children stay lost or will they find the courage to grow up? J.M. Barrie created the character Peter Pan in a novel in 1902 and later a stage play titled Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, which premiered in London in 1904.

 The cast features a group of child actors and TYA favorites Kyra Weinberger (Peter Pan), Jamie Turner (Wendy), Coleman Crenshaw (Captain Hook), with Parry Luellen, Arianna Bartolotta, and Alex Walters.

 At Theatre for Young America the play production of PETER PAN is based on the children’s fantasy book by J.M. Barrie.  He lived in London, England, and wrote the book in 1911.  The book and the play have the theme of growing up and what is good or not so good about it.  The play version you are about to experience is simpler than the book and shortened into a sixty-minute running time for young audiences to enjoy.  Here is a synopsis of the play at Theatre for Young America:

The first scene is set in the Darling children’s bedroom in about 1904.  The family who live in this house are Mr. Darling, the father; Mrs. Darling, the mother; Wendy, the oldest child; John, the middle child; and Michael, the youngest child.  When their parents are working, the children are watched by a nurse named Nana, who happens to be a Newfoundland dog!  Sneaking into the children’s bedroom at night to listen to Mrs. Darling’s bedtime stories is Peter Pan.  One night Nana and Mrs. Darling see him and try to stop him, but he flies away.  Peter returns after Mr. and Mrs. Darling have gone to a dinner party.  He brings with him his fairy, Tinker Bell, a mischievous ball of light that zips around the nursery, waking up Wendy.

 Performances take place on the H&R Block City Stage, located on level B in Union Station. Union Station is located at 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO.

 Season, single, or group rate tickets may be reserved by calling Theatre for Young America at 816.460.2083. Group and single tickets may also be purchased from Union Station at 816.460.2020 or reserved online at www.unionstation.org.  The single ticket price is $11.00.  Groups of 15 or more are $5.50 per person with a reservation. For information about our season or other programming visit our website at www.tya.org.

 Theatre for Young America is a professional theater company, which primarily employs local actors, many of whom are members of Actors Equity Association.

Theatre for Young America, Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) corporation.  Gifts are tax deductible.




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