What: Showbiz Saturday: Behind Finding Neverland
When: Saturday, June 15 at 5pm
Where: East Tennessee History Center (across the street from the Theatre)
This is a free event for all ages on a first come, first serve basis as space allows. No tickets or registration needed.
You know about Peter, the fictional imp whose antics delight the Darling children in their London nursery. What you may not know is that Peter was born in the mind of British playwright and novelist JM Barrie, his attempt to connect with a family of young boys he’d met while walking his St. Bernard in Kensington Garden. Those boys, the Llewelyn-Davies, were so enchanted by Peter’s won’t-grow-up ways, that Barrie adapted the story into a book and, later, a play that both revitalized Barrie’s career and continues to delight audiences to this very day. Come learn more about how this iconic character transitioned from the page to the stage!
Dr. Kristin Stultz Pressley is a Musical Theatre Historian. Awarded a Bruce Kirle Emerging Musical Theatre Scholar Award in 2012, Kristin has spoken at back to back BroadwayCon events in New York City and currently works as a Teaching Artist at theatres across the Southeast. In addition, she teaches on the Adjunct Faculty of Furman University (Greenville, SC) and serves as a Board Member of the South Carolina Children's Theatre. Learn more about her work at http://www.DrBroadway.com or by following @DrBway on Twitter and Instagram.