In its eighth year, The Teen Drama Project at Geauga Lyric Theater will answer the question of how Peter Pan came to be. Directed and developed by Angela Miloro-Hansen, The Drama Project provides teens the opportunity to perform literary, historical and social awareness works.
Peter and the Starcatcher, a Broadway success, is an adaptation of the story of Peter Pan; how he got his name, how he met Tinkerbelle, pirates and mermaids, using a traditional “found items” set and costume design. Found items are everyday objects placed into a different setting to create art. See how many you can spot!
This year’s cast of thirteen includes eight teens that are totally new to the Teen Drama Project along with veterans of past performances. Charlie Martini, who plays Boy/Peter, is enjoying the uniqueness and immersive nature of the show, and the challenge of a very different type of production. He is, however, a little nervous about his first stage kiss.
Jonathan Ward, (Bill Slank/Ensemble), says that one of the most challenging things about this production is how the set is constantly changing. “It is really like one big dance where each step has to be perfect. It’s been really fun working on this show because of that. There’s never any long period of time where any one person is just sitting around.”
Hunter Sarbach, (Alf), agrees, and in his own personal vernacular declares, “We have a lot of Wham-Bam-Whirlwind-Eye- Popping-Here-There-And- Everywhere action. There is hardly a moment in which you will not be engaged.”
Peter and the Starcatcher will run June 2nd – 4th, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are available online at Geauga Lyric Theater or by calling the box office at 440-286-2255, and the cost is $6.00 for students and seniors, and $8.00 for adults. The historic Geauga Lyric Theater is located on the beautiful Chardon Square at 101 Water Street in Chardon, Ohio.
Pictured In Photo: Charlie Martini (Boy) and Maddie Ferguson (Molly) in Peter and the Starcatcher at Geauga Lyric Theater.
Photo Credit: Angela Miloro-Hansen