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Photos: PETER PAN at the Arden Theatre

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Arden Theatre Company's 2009/10 children's theatre series begins with an all-new adaptation of Peter Pan. Ever since J.M. Barrie's story first appeared in 1904, countless versions have been produced on stage and in film. Now, Arden Children's Theatre presents a brand-new adaptation; one that celebrates the wonder of storytelling and the power of make-believe. Recommended for families with children ages five and older, every performance includes a post-show question and answer session with the cast, an opportunity to meet the cast in the lobby after the performance, and a free commemorative show poster for all kids. This production is sponsored by PECO.

A versatile ensemble cast invites audiences to join Wendy and Michael Darling as eternally young Peter Pan whisks them off to Neverland, an exhilarating island of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. With wild imagination, puppets, an original musical score, and plenty of stage magic, highly energetic characters inhabit this fantasy world where there are no parents, no homework, and you're always one step away from a lurking, ticking crocodile.

"Peter Pan has been enchanting readers for over a century. We look forward to bringing this beloved story to life with the vitality, imagination and heart that has been the hallmark of our best Arden Children's Theatre productions," said Arden's Producing Artistic Director Terrence J. Nolen.

Peter Pan performances begin on Wednesday, December 2. Preview performances run December 2, 3, 4, and 5. Opening night is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, December 5. A full performance calendar is available online at http://www.ardentheatre.org/calendar/

Single ticket prices are $16-$32, with discounts for kids, teens and seniors. Groups of 20+ enjoy significant discounts; please inquire about group rates. Subscriptions are available for Arden Children's Theatre, which includes tickets to both Peter Pan and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, for $26-$50. Call the Arden Box Office at 215.922.1122, order online at www.ardentheatre.org, or visit the box office.

Photo Credit: Mark Gavin

Photos: PETER PAN at the Arden Theatre
Frank X as 'Captain Hook' and David J. Sweeny as 'Smee'

Photos: PETER PAN at the Arden Theatre
Chris Bresky as 'Peter Pan' and Jacqueline Real as 'Wendy'

Photos: PETER PAN at the Arden Theatre
Frank X as 'Captain Hook'

Photos: PETER PAN at the Arden Theatre
Chris Bresky as 'Peter Pan'

Photos: PETER PAN at the Arden Theatre
David J. Sweeny as 'Smee,' Frank X as 'Captain Hook,' Bi Jean Ngo as 'Bill Jukes' and Sarah Sanford as 'Starkey'

Photos: PETER PAN at the Arden Theatre
Chris Bresky as 'Peter Pan'

Photos: PETER PAN at the Arden Theatre
Frank X as 'Captain Hook'

Photos: PETER PAN at the Arden Theatre
Sarah Sanford as 'Starkey,' Bi Jean Ngo as 'Bill Jukes' and David J. Sweeny as 'Smee'

Photos: PETER PAN at the Arden Theatre
David J. Sweeny as 'Smee,' Frank X as 'Captain Hook' and Sarah Sanford as 'Starkey'

Photos: PETER PAN at the Arden Theatre
Chris Bresky as 'Peter Pan' and Jacqueline Real as 'Wendy'


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