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Harbison Theatre to screen National Theatre Live “Peter Pan” production January 20th

Version of Pan is a, “Whimsical new take on old classic,” featuring female Captain Hook

Irmo, SC (James Bowers) - Harbison Theatre will continue its series of National Theatre Live screenings with a presentation of National Theatre Live’s version of Peter Pan on Saturday, January 20. The London-based company’s production of the classic children’s story is a,“whimsical new take on an old classic,” according to Harbison Theatre Executive Director Kristin Cobb.

One particular twist of NTL’s take on Pan is the casting of a female as Captain Hook. Actress Anna Francolini plays the part of the famed villainous pirate. This gender role reversal is one of several twists that make the story “refreshing and new.”

Don’t be alarmed Pan lovers; theater-goers will see a story line and Peter Pan production, they’ll recognize. Permanently youthful Peter loses his shadow, and a spunky young girl by the name of Wendy assists him in reattaching it. As a reward, she receives an invitation to the utopia known as Neverland. In this world Wendy meets several other principal characters including Tinker Bell, Tiger Lilly, and the aforementioned Captain Hook. The play features several musical selections, and is sure to capture the imagination of the audience at Harbison Theatre.

London’s National Theatre launched its National Theatre Live series in 2009, and since then has showcased over 40 of its productions to a global audience of over 5.5 million in theatres across the world. Peter Pan is the second of four NTL On Screen events at Harbison theatre for the 2017-2018 year. The venue has already successfully screened NTL’s No Man’s Land in November, and will host Amadeus on January 30th. That will be followed by Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead on March 20th.

Other events on Harbison Theater’s calendar in the coming weeks are, Take Me To The River, a live concert featuring legendary soul acts such as William Bell and Bobby Rush, slated for January 27, and a Valentine’s Day screening of the film Sabrina.

Peter Pan is set for 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 20 at Harbison Theatre, 7300 College Street in Irmo. Tickets are priced at $15 and can be purchased by visitingharbisontheatre.org/tickets-productions. Event goers may also purchase tickets by calling (803) 407-5011 or by visiting the box office at the theatre. That is open from 9 AM-4 PM Monday-Friday, and will also open at noon on Saturday.

A female Capt. Hook in this version of Peter Pan

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