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FSU to Present “Peter Pan or … The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up”

Peter PanFrostburg State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is bringing everyone’s favorite lost boy to FSU in “Peter Pan or … The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.” Adapted by Matthew Earnest from J.M. Barrie’s play “Peter Pan” and his novel “Peter and Wendy,” performances will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, and Thursday through Saturday, April 25 to 27, at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. showing April 20. Performances are in the Drama Theatre. “Peter Pan” is recommended for ages 6 and up.

The adventure begins when Peter Pan returns to the Darling household in London to capture his escaped shadow. When his mischievous outline causes trouble, the household children awaken, and Peter entices them to fly away to Never Never Land, a magical island where children do not have to grow up. On arriving, Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys engage in a battle of wits and bravery with the villainous pirate, Captain Hook. As danger ensues and principles are tested, Peter and the children teeter between the innocent world of their childhood and looming adulthood.

Filled with fairy dust, flight and dangerous adventure, this adaptation, directed by Chris McCabe, stays true to Barrie’s classic tale with the simplistic detail of a child’s imagination.

Earnest is a professional director whose many plays, original works and operas have been seen throughout the United States, Europe and Africa. He is the co-founder of Lunar Stratagem, an international touring company based in West Virginia. For more information about Earnest’s work, visit

Individual tickets are $12 for general admission and $6 for students. For more information, contact the Theatre and Dance box office at 301-687-7462 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit or Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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