Because of its timeless themes of resisting the reins of this world, the freedom of flight, and meetings with mermaids, Indians, fairies, and pirates, "Peter Pan" has enthralled children (and wistful adults, the original target audience for J. M. Barrie's book) for more than 100 years. The story first took play form in 1904, and it is still going strong: this week, Webster Theatre Guild will bring the crowing, soaring, swashbuckling sprite and his friends to life. Join the Darling children as Peter whisks them off to Neverland to meet Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, and Tiger Lily, and to contend with Captain Hook.
Performances take place at Webster Thomas High School (800 Five Mile Line Road, Webster) on Saturday-Sunday, January 25-26, at 2 p.m. (interpreted for the deaf on Sunday), Friday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 1, at 2 & 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22, $15 for students and seniors, and $6 for kids up to age 3. Purchase tickets online at webstertheatreguild.org or at Hegedorns (964 Ridge Road, Webster). For more information, call 234-1069.