Penelope Pan

See a legendary ladyboy in Hurst

What is it with Peter Pan always being played by a girl? Mary Martin, Sandy Duncan, then Cathy Rigby--all flying around the theater on wires like a heavenly marionette act. No wonder Peter doesn't want to grow up--he'd have to lose the tights and makeup and get a career job in a monkey suit. Guess that's the seduction of this 100-year-old literary treasure turned theater classic. J.M. Barrie has confirmed the existence of a Neverland where so many of us live in our fantasies, our dreams and, in the case of at least a few guys I know, reality. And it makes our lives soooooo much more interesting sharing that knowledge. Peter Pan runs through September 13 at Artisan Center Theater, 420 E. Pipeline Road in Hurst. Tickets are $6 to $15. For reservations and information, call 817-284-1200 or visit ArtisanCT.com.
Mondays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 23, 3 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 6, 3 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 13, 3 p.m. Starts: Aug. 21. Continues through Sept. 13, 2008

 
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