Date: September 4 • 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Location: Place des Arts YouTube Channel
Admission: Free, but please consider donating $5 or $10 to help support Place des Arts’ youth programming.
Place des Arts’ Summer Teen Theatre Troupe presents Second Star to the Right, a reimagining of Peter Pan!
The sounds of wooden pirate swords clashing and heated pirate jibes slashing through the air have been a common occurrence at the Darling home these many years, but tonight, something is different. Wendy, John and Michael have been sick for a while with an unusual virus and sectioned off from the rest of their home in their nursery playroom. While reading their favourite tale of Captain Hook and Peter Pan, the Darling children become determined to make their way to Neverland – for at least a short while.
In the middle of the night, after Wendy, John and Michael have all drifted off to sleep, Wendy awakens to the sight of a familiar and loved face. Peter Pan, with his trusty sidekick Tinkerbell, has arrived in the Darling children’s nursery, there to take the three siblings to Neverland. Upon arriving in Neverland, Wendy and her brothers notice strange things going on. The Lost Kids can’t really remember life before coming to Neverland, no one is allowed to touch, and Peter himself seems to be hiding some crucial details about the real nature of Neverland. What’s Peter hiding? Will they make it home? Will they see their Father again?
In this production of Peter Pan, professional director Jessica Anne Nelson has worked closely with the Summer Teen Theatre Troupe to help create an innovative, experimental and thought-provoking theatrical experience. The cast has been able to use this theatrical piece to reflect on their current feelings and anxieties of being in a pandemic, and the challenges of future uncertainties.
For the first time in Place des Arts history, this production will be professionally filmed and edited, creating a unique vision of this classic tale. From shadow puppets to dream-like settings; from incredible magical highs to dark internalized fears, the cast and crew have created a play that people of all ages can relate to and enjoy.
Premiere: 6:00 pm