PETER PAN and DOCTOR JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Set for Sol Theatre this Winter
Sol Children Theatre, Evening Star Productions, and the companies' artistic director Rosalie Grant are not resting on any laurels. Grant, winner this year of the South Florida Theatre League's newly established Remy Award as the Outstanding Contributor to Children's Theatre, has two productions in the planned for February and March, and another ten in the works through December 2014.
Sol Children Theatre will present J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up from January 17th through February 2nd. This adaptation of the beloved children's classic, by John Caird and Trevor Nunn, as directed by Rosalie Grant is full of laughter, action, and adventure. The tale of Wendy, Michael, and John Darling as they travel through Neverland with Peter Pan; bunking in alongside the Lost Boys; battling Captain Hook and his pirate crew; and encountering the rest of Barrie's beloved characters (including Princess Tiger Lily, and of course Tinkerbell), has thrilled and delighted generations of theatre-goers. Sol's young actors, under Grant's direction, are well equipped to bring this tale to life, "And," says Grant, "Along the way the audience will recognize the boy who never grew up as the child in all of us who is youth, joy, and freedom."
Evening Star Productions, the newly created off-shoot of Sol Children Theatre, will present Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from February 28th through March 16th. Evening Star offers serious young adult actors the opportunity to push the boundaries of their knowledge and talent in a safe and highly professional environment, and to work with professionals to provide practical experience, education, and support for those desiring a career in theatre.
Adapted for the stage by Jeffrey Hatcher from the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is "a smart, tense, and suspenseful new take on Stevenson's look at 'the evil that lurks in the hearts of men... Hatcher has fashioned a play that seems truer to Stevenson but hipper, sexier and more intense..." (The San Francisco Chronicle)
Tickets to both productions are on sale now, and are available on line at: http://www.solchildren.org, www.eveningstarproductions.org or by phone at 561-447-8829.
Sol Theatre is located at 3333 North Federal Highway (just south of Spanish River Boulevard) in Boca Raton.
For more information about Sol Children Theatre and Evening Star Productions, as well as the company's popular summer camp program, and a complete list of upcoming productions, visit http://www.solchildren.org, www.eveningstarproductions.org.