MHS Drama Club’s Peter and Wendy plays to packed house

May 23, 2019

By Aaron Michell

On Friday, May 10th, in front of a packed house, the Marion High School Drama Club presented their first ever performance, Peter/Wendy, a play by Jeremy Bloom.  

Approximately 220 audience members were in attendance to enjoy the show on opening night.  An encore performance on Sunday, May 12th, proved to be every bit as successful. The club’s director, Deb Lalone, was thrilled by the community’s reception for the performance.

“I’d like to thank parents, MHS staff, and our community for supporting our students in this endeavor,” she said. “Everyday is a great day to be an Eagle!”

Approximately 220 audience members were in attendance on the opening night.

Student performers included William Bennett in the role of Peter, Payton Raymond as Wendy, and student director Andrea Weaver as a Lost Boy.
“As student director I have to say, this is an interesting bunch,” Weaver said in her director’s notes. “We are totally different people, but we work. 

Everyone has worked so hard, memorizing lines, body language and set changes.  Because we are so small our cast is also the crew, but hey, we do what we gotta do.  I would like to thank the community for being so supportive and enthusiastic.”

Other performers included Marlaina Nehmer as Tiger Lily; Bree Nolan as Tinker Bell; Nicolette Maddox as Mrs. Darling/Captain Hook; Mason Davis as Mr. Darling; Aarin Hall as Smee the Pirate; Chase Seeley as a Lost Boy, and Isabell Bontekoe as a Mermaid/Pirate.  Middle Schoolers Lizzy Fouch, Karma Levine, Malley Raymond, Taylor Kruse, Madison Sutten, and Ella Wilson played various roles as Lost Boys, Mermaids, and Flowers.

The Marion High School Drama Club presented their
first ever performance, Peter/Wendy on May 10th.

“Working with our drama club students on ‘Peter/Wendy’ has been one of the greatest joys of my teaching career,” Lalone said in her director’s notes. “These kids are talented, driven, hilarious, creative, collaborative, and a little nervous.  They’re the best!”

The Marion High School Drama Club will look to continue performing in 2019-20, with preliminary plans for two new performances during the year.  





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