Peter Pan Comes to Bethel College

J.M. Barrie's timeless classic, Peter Pan will be performed by the Bethel College music and theatre arts departments on March 30, 31 and April 1 at 7:30 p.m. with an additional matinee on April 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center Auditorium.
     
Mrs. Darling knows something is amiss when she and her husband step out one evening for dinner, leaving their three children alone in the nursery. She knows, but could never guess the excitement in store when Wendy, John and Michael are whisked away by a strange boy called Peter Pan. They arrive on a mysterious island called Never Neverland, swarming with wild animals, Indians, pirates and Peter's best mates, the Lost Boys. The children are plunged into a dangerous adventure to defeat the dread Captain Hook and, ultimately, return to the home they left behind. Of course, Peter has other ideas…

Several Mishawaka and South Bend natives lead an incredible cast of student performers. Amy Franklin, a theatre major from Osceola, Ind., plays Peter Pan. Wendy is portrayed by Jessica Spencer, a music and theatre major from Mishawaka. The cast is rounded out by Bay City, Mich. native, Josh Boyer, as the hilarious villain, Captain Hook. The play will be directed by Brock L. Fisher, with Bob Ham as musical director and Rob Rhein as assistant musical director and accompanist.

Tickets are now on sale at the Bethel College Everest-Rohrer ticket office. Prices are $15 for adults and $13 for
seniors, students and groups of 15 or more, and $8 for children 8 and under. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. All seats are reserved. Reservations can be made by calling 574-257-7633.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of 1,964 includes students from 34 states, 17 countries, more than 20 denominational affiliations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. Bethel offers classes at four satellite locations, as well as its Elkhart campus. The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.