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Possum Point Players present ‘For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday’


GEORGETOWN — Possum Point Players’ summer production of “For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday” will be performed in Possum Hall June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16.

It’s a loving look at a family’s view of life, death, and the allure of never growing up.

Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees are at 2 pm.

Adult tickets are $27 and tickets for seniors and students 18 and under are $25.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 302-856-4560.

Possum Hall is lat 441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown. Free parking is available at the theatre and there is a beverage bar and snack cart in the theatre.

In “For Peter Pan on her 70 th Birthday,” five siblings are followed as they first gather for comfort and to share family feelings while spending farewell time with their father as he passes.

Following those goodbyes, they next fall into a natural, freely shifting conversational wake in the family breakfast nook which they all shared while growing up.

Their conversations drift from personal updates to sharing, teasing and touches of philosophical and political differences.

In usual sibling fashion, the two sisters and three brothers exhibit different depths of feelings of sadness and loss for their father’s passing. Gradually, everyone’s thoughts wander to who and where they are in their present lives.

What better place exists than Neverland when thoughts meander to the realization that there are no longer parents, and there are questions of whether growing up has occurred or if it is desired.

Perhaps all are briefly and magically transformed to the well-known residents of Neverland as they explore the possibility of not growing up or accepting who and where they are as adults now.

Playwright Sarah Ruhl wrote the play as a birthday gift for her mother who, as a teenager, performed as Peter Pan in local productions in Davenport, Iowa.

The foreword of the play states “Ruhl’s play ‘For Peter Pan on her 70 th Birthday’ is a droll, elegiac homage to her actress-mother’s spirited playfulness and to the loving midwestern family from which she emerged.”

Possum Point Players’ production is directed by Fenwick Island resident Lester Ferguson. Actors appearing are Lori Ann Johnson and Steven Perry of Rehoboth Beach, Lewes resident Dick Pack, Chuck Rafferty of Laurel, Gina Shuck of Dover and Michael Sites of Georgetown.

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