The City of Lawton and the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council is pleased to present,

 

“Peter Pan”

 

Friday, February 7, 2014

 

10:00am* & 6:30pm

McMahon Memorial Auditorium

801 NW Ferris Ave.

Lawton, OK

This is a New York Based Touring Show by TheatreworksUSA.

 

The production is approximately one-hour in length and is recommended for ages 7 and up. Children ages 2years and younger are admitted FREE! Study guides and other information are available at www.theatreworksUSA.org.

From the TheatreworksUSA website, “This adapted version of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale was created by John Caird and Trevor Nunn. The production explores the journey of a group of children in turn-of-the-century London who use their imaginations to reenact the story of Peter Pan. This story empowers children to create their own world of make-believe…. This production encourages children to let their imaginations take “flight” and to create their own adventures using household objects as props and puppets as characters. As it would have been in an era before television and video games, the story is told without the aid of special effects (for example, when Peter teaches Wendy and her brothers how to fly, the children act it out by making their dolls “fly”)… production will delight the entire family! TheatreworksUSA is a 501(c) (3) charitable and educational institution funded by corporations, foundations and individuals like you.”

 

 

 

**Special Daytime Performances for Schools Only**

Pre-registration required, deadline Dec 13

 

10:00 AM - Special  Performance for Schools $1.00/person!

Call 581-3470/3471 for pre-registration information.

 

 

Evening Performance for the Entire Family

 

$3.00/person general admission tickets

 

General admission tickets for “Peter Pan” go on sale December 13 at the very special rate of $3.00/person! This family classic will be presented at the McMahon Memorial Auditorium, 801 NW Ferris Avenue, Lawton, OK. Doors will open at 5:30pm and seating begins at 6:00pm for the 6:30pm show. The production is approximately one-hour in length and is recommended for ages 7 and up.To purchase tickets over the phone or for more information, call the McMahon Memorial Auditorium Ticket Office, 580-581-3472, located at the west entrance. The ticket office hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 12noon and 1:00pm to 4:30pm.

 

Funding from the City of Lawton, Lawton Arts & Humanities Council, Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as support from the McMahon Auditorium Authority allows the performance to be offered at a very special rate.

 

 

Student Performance Project History

 

Since 1975, the Student Performance Project works to bring live theatre to school age students.

 

Each year, two performances are arranged for one day at McMahon Memorial Auditorium. Performance selections are targeted towards elementary and junior-high school aged students. In this way, the project works to create future theatre audiences by exposing students to live theater at a young age. For many students, this is their first opportunity to experience professional theatre in a performing arts center.

 

Most performances are based on historic events or works of literature that the target audiences are familiar with.

 

Schools are asked to reserve their spots by sending in their registration form and admission fee prior to the performance day. All seats are assigned to maximize seating capacity.

 

Sponsors and Community Partners for this project are the National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council, City of Lawton, Lawton Arts and Humanities Council, McMahon Auditorium Authority, and the Lawton Public Schools.

 

 

Recent shows have been "Peter Pan", "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", "Just So Stories", "Junie B. Jones", and "Curious George" which were productions by Theatreworks USA.

 

Call the Arts & Humanities Division for more information at 580-581-3470 or 581-3471.