Peter Pan in Park City
If someone asked you where to go to experience world-class theatre, you might suggest London’s West End, Broadway, or even San Francisco or Chicago. But what if you could stay in your own community and, for a fraction of the price, always be assured of the best seat in the house? With National Theatre Live that’s exactly what you can do!
Katharine Wang, Executive Director for the Park City Film Series since 2012, says that National Theatre Live is a way of capturing award-winning theatrical productions from the West End of London and making them accessible to a global community. In partnership with the Park City Library, the Park City Film Series has made a yearly commitment to bringing several National Theatre Live productions to town, and in June it’s the family favorite Peter Pan.
In this reimagining of J.M. Barrie’s classic, among other changes, Captain Hook is played by a woman and the children are played by adults. Wang explains that this evolution of theatre brings new life to a story we think we know so well and can challenge some of our perceptions about theatre.
These encore presentations are like having a front row seat to some of the best, most inventive theatre available. In some ways, the experience is even better than being there, says Wang. There are amazing aerial shots and there are no restricted views of the stage the way there might be at the theatre. In addition, there are often interviews with actors or other value-added content as part of the presentation.
This National Theatre Live production of Peter Pan is showing at the Park City Film Series on Sunday, June 11th at 2pm and is appropriate for ages 7 and up. In the fall, you can look forward to more National Theatre Live productions when Obsession, starring Jude Law is shown in October. Get the Park City Film Series full calendar and purchase tickets online at www.parkcityfilmseries.com.