Community Prepares for ETC’s Peter Pan at PSU January 26-30

January 2nd, 2011 by Adam
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Mikala Ash of Plymouth prepares for the role of a Lost Boy.

Plymouth, N.H.—The multi-purpose room of Plymouth Elementary School recently was filled with Pirates, Lost Boys, Indians and even Peter Pan himself. Members of the Educational Theatre Collaborative’s (ETC) intergenerational cast of Peter Pan, ages 8-65 years, came together over several days to create fabric portraits under the direction of Cambridge, Mass., based artist Kathy Parkinson. The room buzzed with creativity as pieces of fabric, fur and buttons magically transformed into images of the characters from Peter Pan.

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Alex Ray of Holderness, owner and founder of The Common Man Family of Restaurants, will play a pirate.

PSU graduate students Jessica Cobbett and Beth Page assisted Parkinson and the participants with sewing throughout the workshop. The whimsical results will be on display in the lobby of the Silver Center for the Arts throughout the run of Peter Pan, January 26-30.

Tickets for the production may be purchased by calling the Silver Box Office at (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869 or online at

In addition to six performances of
Peter Pan, ETC will host a Children’s Arts Festival January 15 for grades K-6, a Character Luncheon at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth on January 29 for all ages and an Integrated Arts Conference for educators, also on January 29, at The Silver Center at Plymouth State University.

For additional information about the performance of Peter Pan or any ETC events, please contact ETC Artistic Director, Trish Lindberg, at