Friday, April 26, 2013

Peter Pan Or... The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up

By: Steve Douglas ENGL 336.002
Design poster for FSU's Peter Pan
For the past two weekends, Frostburg State's theatre department has been putting on shows of a story that everyone has heard of. Directed by Chris McCabe, Peter Pan and his best friend, Tinker Bell, go on a lasting adventure with the wonderful Wendy Darling and her two brothers, John and Michael, off into Never Never Land with the power of magic.

The university theatre crew and cast do their best to always give the audience memorable, quality performances, and not just for the students. Parents, members of the community, and even friends of the crew all come in to watch our students perform. There's laughter, shrieks, cries of "Oh no!" and thundering applause echoing throughout the space.

But don't think you've missed the opportunity! The show still goes on tonight and tomorrow night, Friday and Saturday, at 7:00PM EST, and typically lasts for around 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission, with tickets on sale at the front door of the Performing Arts Center.

So why is it worth seeing? Well, giving just one reason is too difficult. It's a fun time with friends or family, and if you're that stereotypical binge drinking college student that everyone assumes is the norm, then it'd be some pretty good drunk entertainment. With all the great acting, clever jokes, a little bit of romance, and wonderful costume and stage design, the mere price of $6 for students and $12 for non-students is a small price to pay for the experience.

The theatre department rehearses and performs these shows for the public, so go ahead and support your fellow students. It can't hurt.

If you're interested and want to find out more, you can call the Theatre and Dance office at 301-687-7462 from 9AM to 12:30PM and 1:30PM to 4PM, Monday through Friday, or check out the Frostburg State University Events page to get more details.

The theatre cast rehearses Peter Pan onstage

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