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The Racine Children’s Theatre’s Final Packy Play
This weekend, the Racine Childrenâ€™s Theatre presents its final Packy Play . . . Earlier this season, the series of childrenâ€™s plays that have included stage adaptations of such classic as Alice In Wonderland, Seussical and Winnie The Pooh welcomes a pstage production of J.M. Berrieâ€™s classic Peter Pan.
Chicagoâ€™s Emerald City Theatre brings the show to Racine in a production that looks pretty good. The show, as all others staged in the series at the Racine Theatre Guild, will be introduced by the Racine Childrenâ€™s Theatreâ€™s elephant MC Pachy.
I vaguely remember seeing a childrenâ€™s theatre adaptation of the classic tale as a kid at some point in the early 1980â€™s . . . and any memory of Peter Pan live has by now been completely overshadowed by Jack Hittâ€™s tale of one of the most ill-fated performances in stage history from an early episode of This American Life,
But the tale is one that lends itself to the stage extremely well in productions of every size and budget level. The costuming on the Emerald City production looks impressive enough for a traveling production. This could be fun.
The Racine Childrenâ€™s Theatre presents Emerald Cityâ€™s production of Peter Pan March 26th, 27th and 28th at 5:30 and 7:30pm with additional matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Visit the Racine Theatre Guildâ€™s Website for more info.Â