What’s the most exciting part of playing Peter Pan?
The most exciting part of playing Peter Pan for me is PLAYING PETER PAN!!! What boy doesn’t want to be Peter Pan? He does every cool thing in the deck. He flies. He’s the best sword fighter in two realms. He can get the girl with a snap of his fingers (though, he’s not quite sure he wants ‘er). AND, he will NEVER GROW UP! Also, Peter Pan has always been a huge part of my life. To be playing a part that I’ve dreamed about since I was a child is a huge gift. I am incredibly grateful every day. I think the most challenging aspect about playing an iconic character like Peter Pan is that he already lives in most people’s subconscious. People know the story – how are we going to shake the ideas in their heads and make it fresh? That is our biggest challenge. I think with Michael Lluberes’ guidance and vision, we’ll give Cathy Rigby a run for her money.
What do you think is the scariest part about growing up?
John Evans Reese(Peter Pan) is an actor currently living in New York. He is thrilled to be making his DC debut with No Rules Theatre Company! Most recently, he was seen Off-Broadway with the Repertorio Espanol’s production of Way to Heaven (NYTimes Critic’s Pick). Other credits include: Hally in Master Harold…and the Boys; Charles the Dauphin in St. Joan; Christopher in On the Razzle; Rozencrantz in Hamlet; Happy in Happy’s Funeral; Malvolio in Twelfth Night; and the Warner Brother’s independent feature film Do Not Disturb with score by Danny Elfman. John is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities actor training programs. He is incredibly grateful for this opportunity.
Adapted and Directed by Michael Lluberes
Based on “Peter and Wendy” by J. M. Barrie
This radically fresh retelling of the J.M. Barrie classic is a theatrical event not to be missed. Exploring the original ideas and inspirations behind this iconic fantasy, Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers tells the visceral story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up in a way you have never seen it before but how it was always meant to be told.
Appropriate for ages 10 and up.
H Street Playhouse
1365 H Street NE, Washington, DC
February 8 – March 3, 2012
209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem, NC
March 20 – April 7, 2012
Tickets: $25 Previews: $10
Student Rush $15 – at the box office only, 1-hour before curtain
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