Peter Pan

October 13, 2018 - November 10, 2018 |  Keating Theatre

Join Peter on his adventure to Neverland, a magical island where there are no parents, no chores, and fairies and pirates rule! Introduce your children and grandchildren to the characters you loved from J.M. Barrie’s timeless masterpiece: Wendy Darling, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, a horde of mischievous Lost Boys, Nana the dog, and – last but not least – a very hungry, ticking crocodile. This new and exciting adaptation of this classic story celebrates imagination and storytelling.

Peter Pan by Douglas Irvine, is based on the book by J.M. Barrie, and produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audiences. Run Time: 52 minutes

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Director  |  Jason Cannon
Scenic Designer  |  Bruce Price
Costume Designer |  Adrienne Webber
Lighting Designer  |  Erin Speno
Sound Designer |  Thom Korp


Peter Pan  |  Erin Paxton
Captain Hook  |  Ben Southerland
Wendy Darling  |  Emily Hardesty
Starkey, Twin Lost Boys, & Others  |  Olivia Wilson
Michael Darling & Others  |  Austin Howeth
Mrs. Darling & Smee  |  Kayla Fainer

Mrs. Darling, Smee, Curly, & Tinkerbell  |  Kayla Fainer
is thrilled to be working with Florida Studio Theatre this year. Originally from Boston, she moved to Florida where she graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of West Florida. She made her FST debut this summer in Reel Music. Some of her favorites roles include Arlene (Baby), Betty (The Great American Trailer Park Musical), and Gwendolyn Pynn (The Mystery of Edwin Drood).

Wendy Darling & Pirate Ensemble|  Emily Hardesty
originally from Peoria, IL, is a recent graduate from Illinois Wesleyan University. She is excited for a sunny change of scenery after spending three summers working in the mountains. Before coming to Sarasota, she worked at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in Montana playing various roles including The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods. Previously, she spent time working for the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer, SD and The Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH.

Michael Darling, Nibs, & Pirate Ensemble  |  Austin Howeth
is a recent theatre graduate from Mississippi State University. He was an education intern here at Florida Studio Theatre this summer before joining the acting apprentice company. He has lots of experience in theatre for young audiences, and also helped to start The Basket Cases Theatre Company in Starkville, Mississippi, a company which specializes in educational and family oriented theatre.

Peter Pan |  Erin Paxton
is originally from Maryland, and recently graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Musical Theatre. At CCU, she appeared in several productions, including Bullets Over BroadwaySpring Awakening, and Laughing Wild, and spent a semester studying physical comedy at Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. She also spent the past two summers as a singer/dancer at Cedar Point Amusment Park in Sandusky, Ohio.

Captain Hook, Nana, Slightly, & Tinkerbell |  Ben Southerland
originally from Dalton, GA, is a recent graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater. In 2016, he spent a semester studying abroad in Arezzo, Italy, recieving training in Physical Theatre. Earlier this year, he starred as David Shayne in CCU's mainstage musical Bullets Over Broadway. He also produced and directed a production of Laughing Wild by Christopher Durang. Currently, Ben is an Acting Apprentice with Florida Studio Theatre, and performs in Theatre for Young Audiences. 

Starkey, Cecco, Bill Jukes, Tootles, & Tinkerbell  |  Olivia Wilson
is a graduate of the BFA Theater Performance Program at Ohio University. While attending Ohio University she appeared in plays such as: The Defiance of Dandelions (Malaika/The Thickness), Top Girls (Pope Joan/Louise), The Rover (Valeria), and Mrs. Packard (Miss Sarah Rumsey/Others).


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Drop Off Area for The Keating Theatre: on the corner of Palm Avenue and Cocoanut Avenue.