The childhood classic, Peter Pan, will soon be brought to life on stage by Rimbey high school’s own talented young drama students.
The students are busy rehearsing for the play to be held as part of a dinner theatre at Rimbey Community Centre April 19 and 20.
Peter Pan, played by Grade 12 student Tanner Stutheit, is a challenging role, said the young actor.
“I am ready to embrace it, but it is a bigger role than I have had before. It’s challenging but it is a lot of fun.”
Jaret Matthews, who plays Captain Hook, said playing the role of a bad guy creates a new and different challenge. “It’s interesting for sure.”
Matthews, who performed in The Wizard of Oz with Stutheit, is glad he has some acting experience to fall back on but he was pleased to note the younger students who are performing for the first time have stepped up to the plate well and are showing lots of talent.
Alannah Albach, who plays Wendy, said Peter Pan was her favorite play as a child and Wendy was her favorite part.
Albach played the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz.
“It’s a pretty drastic change. That’s the fun part about acting, you get to play whoever you want.”
Tickets for the dinner theatre are available at the school.