Drama club will present ‘Lost Girl’

Nov 03, 2023 at 03:06 pm by Observer-Review

Penn Yan Drama Club - Lost Girl
PENN YAN--The Penn Yan Academy Drama Club will present its Fall Production, Lost Girl, Nov. 3 to 5 on the PYA stage.
Lost Girl, a play by Kimberly Belflower, follows Wendy Darling (senior Addy Webber) after her return from Neverland, as she attempts to grow up and re-adjust to the “real world.” Growing up is hard, though, especially after her magical time spent with Peter (senior Gale/Ezra Paddock) in that special place. The adults in Wendy’s life, including her mother (sophomore Campbell McCroskey), the detective investigating her disappearance (freshman Zoee Comstock), her doctor (freshman Rhiannon LyonSmith), and her therapist (sophomore Claire Sandstrom) all try to help, but Wendy just can’t seem to figure out how to grow up and be happy. She hopes that her friends, the Lost Boys (sophomore Owen Droney, sophomore Eve Harvey, sophomore Austin Christie, and senior Oliver Perez) might understand, but even they have adjusted to life away from Neverland faster than Wendy can. As she is stretched to a breaking point, Wendy realizes that the only way to move on is to find closure with Peter. She sets out to track him down, facing a number of challenges and surprises along the way. As audiences are pulled into Wendy’s mind and memories, they are faced with the impacts of mental health struggles on a person and are asked to contemplate how much of our own identities we define by our relationships.
Lost Girl, directed by PYA Theatre and Choir teacher Jessica Kinsey, also stars senior Emma Eichenhofer, freshman Juliet Chaffee, sophomore Ella Kinsey, junior Leah Prather, senior Cadence Hinkal, and freshman Meggie Pratt in various roles.
Performances of Lost Girl will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance online at www.showtix4u.com/events/lostgirl. A streaming ticket will also be available for purchase through the website for anyone who is unable to make it in person. Please note that this production will be performed in “Black Box” format, with the audience seated on stage with the performers. Due to this seating setup, a maximum of 80 tickets will be available for each performance.
Come out this weekend to support the hard-working students in the cast and crew, to enjoy a wonderful story, and to continue to encourage and support local theatre.
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