PETER PAN Soars into the Spotlight at the Bonstelle Theatre

521x186The Bonstelle Theatre season continues to soar with a high-flying production ofthe beloved tale, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, adapted by Janet Allard. Playing November 14 – November 23, 2014, join the students of Wayne State University as they grab some pixie dust from Tinker Bell and take to the sky with help from Hall and Associates, one of the stage industry leaders in flying effects, and race towards Neverland. Tickets are $15-20, with student rush tickets available for $10 on the day of the performance. Tickets are available for purchase by calling (313) 577-2960, by visiting, or by visiting the Wayne State University Theatre Box Office located at 4743 Cass Avenue on the corner of Hancock Street.

Originally performed in London in 1901, Peter Pan has since traversed lands and oceans, becoming popular in multiple mediums. This magical story has stretched over a century and continues to delight all ages with defying feats, mythical creatures, fantastic swordsmanship, fierce pirates, legendary battles, and most of all, high flying tricks with the help of a little pixie dust.

With larger than life locations and intricate costumes, be prepared to be whisked off to Neverland to fly with Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook, and meet Wendy and the notorious crocodile who’s always creating mischief. There’s enough fun, magic, and adventure for the whole family.

The Cast (In Alphabetical Order)
Alexis Barrera – Howell, MI (Cecco), Shakirra Berry – Detroit, MI (Indian/Mermaids), Maggie Beson – Detroit, MI (Peter Pan), Anna Busse – Trenton, MI (Indian/Mermaids), Patrick Ceglarek – Ferndale, MI (First Twin), Sean Ceglarek – Ferndale, MI (Second Twin), Veronica Estigoy – Livonia, MI (Indian/Mermaids), Jordan Fritz – River Rouge, MI (Curly), Irenie Froman – Dearborn, MI (Jane), Forrest Gabel – Walled Lake, MI (Michael/Young Peter), Shannon Hurst – Warren, MI (Wendy), Jason LaCombe – Detroit, MI (Tootles), Katelin Maylum – Detroit, MI (Skylights), Clearie McCarthy – Detroit, MI (Indian/Mermaids), Monica Mingo – Farmington Hills, MI (Tiger Lily), Shane Nelson – Windsor, ON (John), Maria Ochoa – Clawson, MI (Tiger Lily Sister), Matt Paciorkowski – Brownstown, MI (Nibs), Gerald Palmer Jr. – Rochester Hills, MI (Mullins), Joshua Daniel Palmer – West Bloomfield, MI (Slightly), Patrick Roache – Detroit, MI (Noodler), Luke Rose – Harrison Township, MI (Captain Hook/Mr. Darling), Wyatt Setty – Detroit, MI (Nana/Smee), Graham Todd – Shelby Township, MI (Bill Jukes), Allen Wiseman – Roseville, MI (Gentleman Starkey) Evan Wyatt – Walled Lake, MI (Cookson), Samantha York – Dearborn, MI (Mrs. Darling)

The Production Team
Michael Barnes (Director), Cheryl Turski (Associate Director), Lyndee Hallahan (Stage Manager), Catelyn Girard (Assistant Stage Manager), Fred Florkowski (Set Designer/ Scenic Head), Brian Dambacher (Technical Director), April Thomson (Properties Master), Mary Copenhagen (Costume Designer), Amy Schneider (Light Designer), Michael Hallberg (Sound Designer), Felix Li (Publicist), Amanda Schindler (Assistant Publicist)

The Bonstelle Theatre
The Bonstelle Theatre is a Broadway-style house with a 1,034-seat auditorium featuring a balcony and much of the original Beaux-Arts architecture. The Theatre was built as Temple Beth-El in 1902 and converted to the Bonstelle Playhouse in 1922.

The Bonstelle Theatre Company includes BA and BFA actors, designers, and stage managers in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University. Here, future stars of theatre, film, and television follow in the footsteps of successful alumni like Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning S. Epatha Merkerson (NBC’s Law and Order, Lackawanna Blues), Lily Tomlin (9 to 5, ABC’s Desperate Housewives), and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, NBC’s Heroes).  For box office hours and information on performances, tickets, group discounts, and corporate packages, please call the box office at (313) 577-2960 or visit the theatre’s website at

The Bonstelle Theatre, Where Wayne Plays.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 29,000 students.

Calendar Information
November 14 – November 23

Fri. 7:00 PM                Nov. 14, Nov. 21
Sat. 2:00 PM               Nov. 15, Nov. 22
Sat. 7:00 PM               Nov. 15, Nov. 22
Sun. 2:00 PM              Nov. 16, Nov. 23

School Matinees        10:00 a.m., Wed. and Thu. November 19-20
(Contact 313-577-0852 for more information about student matinees.)


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