Designs by Caleb Immel
A Note from the Director
In all my years of theatre, this is actually my first trip to Neverland and I wanted to ensure that it was something unique for our students! How can you take a classic story about a boy that never grows up and give it a contemporary twist? Add in some hair dye and skateboards of course! Peter’s thirst for adventure, love of a good story and desire to never grow old are universal truths that have held strong through the test of time. The hope of this production is to reach all ages: Those of us who have grown older, watching Peter stay young, who know that we still have what it takes to romp around with the lost boys, even if it takes a few extra dashes of fairy string to get there… and those little hearts who are taking their first flights to Neverland. We hope the trip is one neither will never forget!
While it may only take happy thoughts and fairy string for Peter and the Darling children, flying effects are a complicated and expensive endeavor for theatre productions. The Jefferson Players are a completely self-funded program. Our students worked so hard this year fundraising over $10,000 so they could ensure our three Darling children and Peter Pan could fly for this production. Special thanks to the professional flying company Vertigo and flying director Jamie Nicklas who came in from Illinois to work with us on the flight choreography and equipment instillation. She was truly an inspiration to work with and our student actors have had the time of their lives on their first flights!
I wish you all happy thoughts and fairy string,