Southeastern Theatre presents “Peter & Tink”
Monday, April 13, 2015
by: Rene Abadie
SOUTHEASTERN THEATRE PRESENTS 'PETER & TINK' – Southeastern student William Rushing of Walker, playing the role of Capt. Hook, holds Peter Pan, played by Olivia Waguespack of Covington, at bay while other members of the crew watch fearfully. Pictured, back row, from left, are Lindsay Picou of Hammond as Tinkerbell, Casey Pursifull of Hunstville, Ala., as Delphi, Emily Nodine of Central as Coralina, Angela Griffitt of Mandeville as Marina, and Kalee Broussard of Destrehan as Loralie. The play will run at Vonnie Borden Theatre April 21-24.
HAMMOND – Southeastern Theatre presents "Peter & Tink" by playwright and Southeastern Louisiana University alumna, Chelsea Krause. The show will run Tuesday-Friday, April 21-24.
The performance will take place in the Vonnie Borden Theatre in located in D Vickers Hall at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10; $5 for Southeastern faculty and staff, seniors, and non-Southeastern students; and Southeastern students are admitted free with ID.
A prequel to "Peter Pan," the children's classic tale by Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie, "Peter & Tink" was written by Southeastern graduate Krause, who is now working as an actor in New York. She wrote the play for a performance of the university's theatre honors society Alpha Psi Omega, which had formed a partnership with the City of Bogalusa to present several theatrical performances, including Peter & Tink's premiere.
Director James Winter said the play shows how Peter makes his way to Neverland and meets Tinkerbell. The play also gives insight into the past of characters, such as Captain Hook, the Lost Boys, and even the infamous crocodile. Complete with sword-fighting, mermaids, pirates, songs, dancing, and puppetry, "Peter & Tink" presents a fun, exciting adventure for the whole family, Winter added.
"There is definitely something for everyone in this play," said Winter, associate professor of acting and directing. "We are all working very hard to bring this campus and the surrounding communities a fairy tale play they will hopefully remember for a long time."
The cast consists of a large group of Southeastern students and community members, including Olivia Waguespack of Covington as Peter, Lindsay Picou of Hammond as Tinkerbell, William Rushing of Walker as Capt. James Hook/Ravello, Akria Brewer of Denver as Smee, Jaimee Rome of Abita Springs as Shadow, Brei-Linn Golchuk of Lafitte as Slightly, Briana Rogers of Baton Rouge as Nibs, and Chelsey Davis of Marrero as Tootles.
Also in the cast are Angela Griffitt of Mandeville as Marina, Emily Nodine of Central as Coralina, Kalee Broussard of Destrehan as Loralie, Casey Pursifull of Huntsville, Ala., as Delphi/Larry, Taylor Everard of Slidell as Great Big Little Panther/Gen. Starkey, Justin Davis of New Orleans as Taaraz/Bill, Alexis Durante of Hammond as Curly, and Chris Dalton of Gonzales as Dances with Snowcone/Ed.
For more information, contact Southeastern Theatre at (985) 549-2115.