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Leyden Theatre production of Peter/Wendy

Image of Peter/Wendy performance dates of September 28, 29, 30 at 7 pm
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Leyden Theatre proudly presents the play Peter/Wendy, September 28, 29 and 30, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the West Leyden Auditorium. 

This play, written by Jeremy Bloom is a fresh and contemporary adaptation of the timeless tale of Peter Pan. The play opens with our heroine, Wendy Darling, an imaginative young girl who possesses a magical ability shared by all children in Neverland - The power to conjure "Happy Thoughts."  These thoughts are more fleeting moments of joy; they materialize as radiant orbs of emotions, brimming with immense power in this realm where children never grow up.

Guided by the enigmatic Peter Pan, the eternal child who adamantly resists the march of time, Wendy discovers that these "Happy Thoughts" are the key to flight, unlocking the boundless potential of their youthful dreams. As Wendy embarks on a journey through the wondrous and perilous landscape of Neverland, they encounter a vibrant cast of characters, including the Lost Boys, the mischievous Tinker Bell, and the notorious Captain Hook. Each character grapples with their own desires and fears, weaving a rich tapestry that explores themes of youth, freedom, and the inevitable passage into adulthood.

Central to the story is the evolving relationship between Wendy and Peter, in which "Happy Thoughts" play a pivotal role. Wendy's "Happy Thoughts" symbolize her yearning for the comfort of home and the warmth of family, while Peter's are a testament to his unwavering desire to remain eternally young.

We invite our audience to celebrate the transformative power of "Happy Thoughts," underscoring their role in shaping dreams, fortifying resilience, and guiding individuals through the profound transition from childhood to adulthood. This poignant exploration of the theme invites both young and old to rediscover the enchantment and wonder of Peter Pan's world, reminding us all of the enduring quest for a place where we truly belong.

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Cast List:
Wendy: Kathy DeJesus
Peter: Gabriela Drozd
Tink: Mars Scheidler
Tigerlily: Sonya Morales
Mr. Darling: Julio Anduja Araujo
Mrs. Darling: Jess Kmak
Captain Hook: Alexandar Surovych
Smee: Jaylian Figueroa
Lost Boys: Eviana Gianakopoulos, Frank Perez Ferrera, Katya Solis, Angel Tejada, William Torres
Mermaids: Mari Alvarez, Crystal Christy, Gabriela Grandez, Stephanie Torres,
Pirates: Rubi Barrera, Emilie Karas, Oscar Nawrocki