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ORIGINAL ADAPTATION OF THE J.M. BARRIE NOVEL
WITH MUSIC BY MATT CONNER, LYRICS BY STEPHEN GREGORY SMITH,
SCENIC & PUPPET DESIGN BY MARGIE JERVIS
Falls Church, VA October 19, 2018 Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater Ensemble will present its original adaptation of Peter Pan and Wendy from November 2 – 18, 2018. Adapted from the classic M. Barrie novel by Producing Director Laura Connors Hull and Ellen Selby and first premiered in 2013, the production features eight original songs by acclaimed musical theater composer and CC teaching artist, Matt Conner, and scenic, costume and puppets designed by Margie Jervis. Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater is an ensemble that includes students along with professional actors in anchor roles. Will Stevenson appears in the iconic role of Captain Hook, joined by E. Augustus (Gus) Knapp, as his sidekick Smee. Student performers Gabriella Simmons-Robles and Aashna Kapur play Peter Pan and Wendy. Performances are Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Tickets are $18 for Adults, $16 for Seniors & Military and $14 for students. Press Night is Saturday, November 3rd at 7:30 pm.
Peter and Wendy was J.M. Barrie’s most famous work. He wrote it first as a play in 1904, and later as a novel in 1911. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan, the mischievous little boy who refused to grow up. When this boy extraordinaire flies into the nursery of the Darling home, Wendy is captivated by his promise of adventure in Neverland, the magical place that Peter calls home. With the help of some of Peter's fairy dust, Wendy and her brothers are on their way. In Neverland they encounter mermaids, native warriors and the notorious Captain Hook and his pirates.
Will Stevenson was last seen at Creative Cauldron as Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web. His previous roles in original Learning Theater productions include: Captain Crew/Carrisford in A Little Princess Sarah Crewe, and Fagin in Oliver Twist. E. Augustus (Gus) Knapp has appeared in numerous Creative Cauldron productions including The Wizard of Oz, The Snow Queen, Oliver Twist, and our 2013 production of Peter Pan and Wendy. Gabriella Simmons-Robles is a veteran of both Learning Theater and professional productions at Creative Cauldron. She was seen last season as Avery in Charlotte’s Web, and as the spunky Parisian, Madeline, in Madeline’s Christmas, a role she will reprise in December this year. Aashna Kapur appeared last season in Creative Cauldron’s A Little Princess Sara Crewe.
Other Learning Theater Ensemble performers include: Morgan Beltson, Libby Brooke, Miri Brooke, Enola Danewitz, Anna Sophia Eppler, Ava Feldstein, Abby Fred, Ben Graham, Luke Hawken, Katrina Ives, Lorien Jackson, Lily Kales, Mai Gabra, Aashna Kapur, Corinne Levitt, Sofia Marcus, Carmen Ortiz, Aspen Prole, Sophia Schmittel, Tiberius Schmittel, Mira Sears, Safi Tala-Wootton, Elizabeth Templer, Emerson Thiebert, Owen Theibert, Jared Tulodo, Annabelle Tuss and Ariana Vargas.
Composer Matt Conner has been performing, composing, teaching and music directing in the DC are for fifteen years. He has created original music for Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater shows. With his artistic partner Stephen Gregory Smith, he composed original musicals: The Turn of the Screw (Helen Hayesâ Awards Nomination for Outstanding Direction), Monsters of the Villa Diodati, Kaleidoscope, and Witch.
Stephen Gregory Smith is a veteran DC Helen Hayesâ Award winning actor, writer, and director. He directed Creative Cauldron’s Witch, Kaleidoscope, Monsters of the Diodati, Turn of the Screw, Cole Porter; You’re the Top!, and Thunder Knocking on the Door. Stephen was nominated for the Helen Hayesâ Awards – Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical for 110 in the Shade.
Resident Designer and Visual Arts Educator Margie Jervis is now in her 9th season at Creative Cauldron. She began her theater work as a Scenic Painter and Sculptor at both the Seattle Repertory Theatre and the Seattle Opera. In 2010, she received a Strauss Fellowship Award from Arts Council of Fairfax county, and again in 2017 in recognition for her work in theatrical design and puppetry.
Tickets for Peter Pan and Wendy can be purchased on-line at www.creativecauldron.org or by calling 703-436-9948. ####
Who/What: Creative Cauldron Production of Peter Pan and Wendy
Based on the novel by J.M. BARRIE
Adapted by LAURA CONNORS HULL and ELLEN SELBY
Music by MATT CONNER
Lyrics by STEPHEN GREGORY SMITH
Sponsored by the Juan C. Febles Memorial Fund
When: November 2 – 18, 2018
Friday 7:30PM, Saturday 2:00PM & 7:30PM, Sunday 2:00PM & 4:00PM
Where: Creative Cauldron
410 South Maple Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046
Ticket Info: Adults $18 |Seniors $16 | Military $16 | Students $14 | Groups of 10 or more $12
Family Four-Pack $60 with code 4PK
(only five Family Four-Packs available per performance)
www.creativecauldron.org or 703-436-9948
Free Parking is available in the 410 and 400 South Maple Building Garages