University Players final show of 2022 is Tinker Bell by Patrick Flynn, a family favourite that will thrill audiences of all ages. The show features swashbuckling pirates, an enormous crocodile and of course, that famous fairy herself, Tinker Bell. Directed by Lee Wilson, the piece focuses on Peter Pan from Tinker Bell's perspective, centring the story on her friendship with Peter and the importance of being a good friend.
Students from the School of Dramatic Art have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on an enormous 12' crocodile puppet designed by staff member Nancy Perrin.
"It's a great opportunity for our students to bring together building, painting, and sewing elements to create something truly magical," says Kristen Siapas, the theatre company’s marketing co-ordinator.
Audience members who attend a special relaxed performance during the Saturday matinees on Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 will have an opportunity to see the puppet up close before the show.
Tinker Bell opens Friday, Nov. 25, with a 7:30 p.m. performance at Essex Hall Theatre. The show runs approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Recommended for all ages. Special family pack pricing is available by calling the box office at 519-253-3000, ext. 2808. The $60 package includes two adult tickets and two youth tickets.
Tickets are on sale now and can be bought at www.universityplayers.com. Kids tickets are just $10, and regular price tickets start at $20.