Peter Pan at Parkway Playhouse

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Last chance to visit Neverland: Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville stages Peter Pan, a production based on the classic story by Scottish novelist and playwright J.M. Barrie.

Peter, for anyone who needs a refresher, is a boy who never grows up. But he can fly. And he lives on the island of Neverland with his motley gang, the Lost Boys where they battle or befriend pirates, mermaids and fairies.

Peter Pan features one of the largest and youngest casts ever assembled by the 67-year old theatre company,” says press from Parkway Playhouse. “Heading up the cast are Myra McCoury as Peter Pan, Iszie Hilbert as Wendy Darling, and Jeff Polgar as Captain Hook.  Also in the cast are Anna Franklin as Mrs. Darling, Steve Elderbrock as Smee, Stephen Bailey as Starkey, and Colin Eten as John Darling. Danny Wahlers and Nicholas Messer alternate in the role of Michael Darling and Elizabeth Boulter and Courtney Wahlers alternate as Liza. Steven Grindstaff, Caleb Grindstaff, Barry Kelly, Ryan Robertson,  Travis Wynkoop, and McKenzie Pauley appear as rough group of pirates. Taylor Hutcinson appears as Tiger Lilly and Peyton Yearick, Logan Kirkimillis, Olivia Grindstaff, Logan Walden, and Lilly Polgar portray the various braves in her tribe. Rachel Boulter, Lilly Bartleson, Hanna Barilovits, Anna Zimmerman, Rebecca Heidenfelder, and Caley Pippert appear as exotic but dangerous mermaids.”

The production runs for three more performances: July 11, 12, and 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12-$20. Reservations can be made by calling 682-4285 or visiting

Photo: Peter Pan (Myra McCoury, L) takes John (Colin Eten, l, rear), Michael (Nicholas Messer C, rear) and Wendy (Iszie Hilbert r, rear) off to Neverland.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts writer and editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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