The Batesville Herald-Tribune
---- — Area theater fans have two chances to enjoy the classic fairy tale “Peter Pan,” starring 71 area youth between 8-18, this weekend.
It will be presented by the Rural Alliance for the Arts Friday, July 19, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 20, at 2 p.m. in the Batesville High School auditorium.
The Minnesota-based Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre has produced the show after weekday morning rehearsals July 15-19. Directors Elizabeth Higbee and Austin Sargent also portray Tiger Lil' and Captain Hook, according to RAA event chairperson Rose Herring.
All actors live in Batesville unless otherwise indicated: David Engstrom, Peter Pan; Domonique Trader, Sunman, Wendy; Ashley Gowdy, Brookville, Tinkerbelle; Grant Greene, Mr. Darling; Grace Heppner, Mrs. Darling; Amber Helton, Hoover; Thomas Herring, Sunman, Nibs; Madeline Greene, Cecco; Sarah Engstrom, Tootles; Angela Freyer, Shotgun Schultz; Joe Freyer, Smee; John Herrin, Sunman, Squat; Sophie Hutchison, Legs Diamond; and Morgan Kramer, Nana.
Also, Stacy Kramer, Greensburg, Stretch Lonigan; Chris Kraus, Sunman, Starkey; Eric Lamping, Greensburg, Michael; Evan Lamping, Greensburg, John; Adam Longstreth, The Big Dinger; Spencer Mack, Pee-Wee Pick; Lara Moster, Sunman, The Babe; Gabrielle Raab, Oldenburg, Curly; Emma Salatin, Greensburg, Scoop Jackson; Mary Salatin, Greensburg, Jukes; Grace Simmons, Greendale, Slightly; Andrew Simmons, Greendale, Swede Gonzalez; Austin Wilhelm, Crocodile; Mason Enneking, Twin No. 1; Anthony Chipps, St. Leon, Twin No. 2; and John Paul Chipps, St. Leon, Skylights.
Beasts will be portrayed by Catherine Raab, Oldenburg, Brianna Trader, Sunman, Nina Houston, Dillsboro, and Reanna Collins, Samantha Helton and Olivia Putnam.
There are 16 Pirates in the cast: Joel Parker, Brookville, Renee Bauer, Oliver Moster, Olivia Stenger and Katie Ulrich, Sunman, Abigail Chipps and Sam Chipps, St. Leon, and Sonnet Blunt, Leah Chambers, Zac Chambers, Anna Engstrom, Marisa Fullenkamp, Elizabeth Mullen, Arabella Santa Cruz, Anna Wanstrath and Alyssa Wanstrath.
Playing Lost Kids are Katie Bedel, Oldenburg, Marie Herring, Sunman, Jessica Parker, Brookville, and Kenzie Dreyer, Gabrielle Elston, Nate Geis, Megan Raab, Olivia Raab, Rachael Rose, Chloe Saler, Evelyn Storms and Kate Walke.
Seven Indians are portrayed by Megan Bauer, Sunman, Matthew Lamping, Greensburg, and Stephanie Helton, Grace Mack, Sophia Panzer, Claire Walke and Allie Savage.
The light and sound technicians will be Austin Peters-Roberts and Jill Hawley.
General admission tickets are $5. Info: Joan Kuhlman, 933-0355.