Whitinsville Christian High School’s fall drama production was held on November 19th through the 21st, with a performance each evening. Students presented an adaptation of the popular J.M. Barrie play Peter Pan.
When Peter loses his shadow at the home of a family in England, an adventure ensues that includes taking Wendy, John, and Michael Darling to Neverland where Peter lives with the Lost Boys. In this magical place, the audience experienced the wonder of childhood through interactions with fairies, Native Americans, pirates (including the infamous Captain Hook), and mermaids.
Mary Dykstra, Drama Director and Middle School Principal, noted that “…it has been a joy to work on Peter Pan. It is fun, full of adventure and helps us remember the joys of childhood. As we worked on this production, we tapped into our own childhoods and let our imaginations lead the way.” The audience was definitely able to experience the creative aspect of childhood imaginations as students accomplished the very mission of Whitinsville Christian School.
Each scene retold a piece of the story as told in the works of Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, with unique twists such as choreographed numbers by the Native Americans, pirates, and mermaids. The performances created amusement for the entire audience; from preschoolers desiring to be pirates and mermaids, to those who relived the tales of their youth through the stories of Peter Pan and his Lost Boys.