opens at the Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre on Saturday, April 18th and continues through Saturday, June 13th.
Performances are on Fridays, and Saturdays at 11:00 A.M.
Now in its 25th season, the theatre is located at 126 N. Water Street, between W. Orange and W. Chestnut Streets, in downtown Lancaster.
Tickets are $10.00. For reservations call the theatre at 717-394-8398.
This musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s classic was written by Robert Brock, Artistic Director. The story begins in the nursery of the Darling home in London, where the children are cared for by Nana, their nurse and pet. With Peter they fly to Neverland, where they encounter the deliciously dreadful Captain Hook and his sidekick, Smee. Hook is stalked by a crocodile with a clock in his stomach. Tinker Bell, although jealous of Peter’s new friends, saves them from the infamous pirate.
Puppetmaster Brock operates this full cast of marionettes, which he created. The show plays 35 minutes and is appropriate for audiences of all ages, “Peter Pan” speaks directly to childhood’s dreams and desires with an imaginative genius that evokes both laughter and a sense of adventure.
Back stage tours will be offered and the John Durang Puppet Museum and the Puppet Shop are open before all performances.
Our shows are appropriate for children who can sit quietly for 35 minutes. Attendance by children under the age of two years is not recommended. Everyone, regardless of age, is required to purchase a ticket. If a child becomes noisy, the adult is asked to take the child out of the theatre. This allows the audience to enjoy the show without interruption
"A Jewel In Lancaster's Crown"
The Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre is celebrating the opening its 25th season. While puppet theatres are located in many European cities, the Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre is one of the few resident puppet companies in the US. It is sometimes referred to as “Lancaster’s Best Kept Secret”. The goal in this anniversary year is to change that to read, “A Jewel in Lancaster’s Crown”.
The mission of the Hole in the Wall is to provide wholesome entertainment and cultural enrichment for children and their families; to use puppetry as a vehicle to educate; and to keep fees affordable.
Our shows are appropriate for children who can sit quietly for 35 minutes. Attendance by children under the age of two years is not recommended. Everyone, regardless of age, is required to purchase a ticket. If a child becomes noisy, the adult is asked to take the child out of the theatre. This allows the audience to enjoy the show without interruption.
The Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre is one of the few marionette theatres in America, located in Historic Downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Robert Brock, the founder and artistic director of Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre, keeps this unique art form alive and well. He creates all the marionettes used in HIW productions, writes the scripts and music and performs in his unique one-man style. His humor appeals to children, as well as grown-ups.
The John Durang Puppet Museum is open before performances. John Durang was the first puppeteer to be born in the USA. He was born in Lancaster in 1768. Backstage tours are given prior to every performance.
The Hole in the Wall welcomes field trip groups. We hope to see you soon at one of our exciting shows. Thanks for visiting!