Nov 16 - Dec 2Don Powell Theatre
Friday Nov 16 at 7:30 pm
Saturday Nov 17 at 2:00 pm, Sun Nov 18 at 2:00 pm
Thursday Nov 29, Friday Nov 30 at 7:30 pm
Saturday Dec 1, Sunday Dec 2 at 2:00 pm
School Matinee Performances:
Friday Nov 16 at 10 am
Wednesday Nov 28 at 10 am
Friday Nov 30 at 10 am
In Neverland (as in all Theatre) there are endless possibilities for enthralling adventures! This production explores, with a nod to modern California and a bit of “fairy dust”, the incandescent adventures of Wendy and Peter Pan. We bring a fresh take on this story that bridges the generations - especially “in the radiance of childhood wonder and the poignancy of what we lose when we grow up!” (Maria Tatar. Centennial Edition. The Annotated Peter Pan 2011)
Office: DA 208
Play Development/Theatre for Young Audiences/Creative Drama/Improvisation/Physical Theatre/Movement for Actors
Margaret Larlham was born and educated in South Africa, and taught in the Speech and Drama Department at the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa prior to moving to San Diego in 1986.
She is a Director/Playwright for SDSU Theatre for Youth Season and Touring Programs. Her new plays or scripts adapted from classic children’s literature have a strong physical theatre base, oftentimes with musical emphasis and focus in cultural diversity targeted to audiences of all ages.
Her play scripts, used with the video resources have occasioned new physical theatre productions by many schools and theatre companies, and have widened audiences to her work, for example: Symphony of Clouds – A Story of Mozart was produced by Pollyanna Theatre Company in Austin Texas for two seasons; Jungle Book – received productions by North Coast Rep., and a school production with a cast of eighty children in New Delhi, India.
Recent productions include a South African favorite SQUAWK! (2012), Symphony of Clouds (2011), Tom + Huck + Jim (2010), 1001 Grains of Sand (2009), Jungle Book (2008), Musical Adventures with the Boy Mozart 2005/2006, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass 2005, and Fire + Mist- Stories of Old Town (2003). Fire + Mist was performed by SDSU Theatre students as part of the San Diego City Schools 4th Grade Program in Old Town for a period of six years. Tortilla Moon, was published by New Plays for Young Adults in 2002. Current production (2012) Peter Pan and Wendy.
Several of her productions have been filmed by SDSU TTF Professor, Tim Powell, and may be viewed on VIMEO channel: http://vimeo.com/channels/sdsutheatre
See also blog and archival materials at http://margaretlarlham.org/recent-productions-at-sdsu/ and at USA Plays 4 Kids website: http://usaplays4kids.drury.edu/playwrights/larlham/
Information coming soon.
Find out more about the world of the play! Explore the website full of information on the play, the author, and specifics of our production. Compiled by Dramaturg Erica Paulson, with help from Assistant Dramaturgs Katerina Huffmaster and Shane Allen.