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'Forgotten' opens this weekend at SHS

| October 27, 2017 1:00 AM

Do you ever wonder what happens to Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tinkerbell after Wendy and her brothers leave Neverland?

Starring the talented actors and actresses of the Sandpoint High School drama department, this two-act fantasy play explores what happened next. Curtain is at 7 p.m. at the Sandpoint High School auditorium on both Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, evenings. Come see what goes down as Peter Pan chases Wendy into the “real” world of the early 1900s!

The playwright, Demmer Dewan, has this to say about the play:

“Gwendolyn is a young schoolgirl plagued by recurring dreams of an imaginary place and time, not of this earth. Despite her best efforts to control her dreams, they are becoming more real and frequent than ever. When she wakes up, she cannot remember anything at all, other than a fear of falling. After she sleepwalks and almost falls to her death, her school decide to send her home. Once home she is sent to a specialist doctor for treatment to try to cure her of the mysterious illness that is causing her nightmares.

But it seems that the imaginary place is very real indeed. Gwendolyn is “Wendy” and she dreams of a very real Neverland. Peter Pan has left Neverland to try and find her, risking the lives of all the people who live there, including the infamous Captain Hook. For Neverland cannot survive without Peter Pan. Hook, desperate to save Neverland and, of course, himself, has followed Peter back to our world to find Wendy and to make her forget once and for all.

“Forgotten” is an exploration of J.M. Barrie’s classic children’s story, “Peter Pan” and poses the question of whether it was simply a story, a figment of Wendy’s imagination, or a real place. In the 21st century we are accustomed to the concepts of time travel and alternate universes. This fantasy play for high school cleverly switches between, so to speak, the alternate Earths in the story.”

Presented by Sandpoint High School Mime & Masque. Tickets are only $5 and are available at the door. Arrive early for the best seats.