Our Advent Tree note this morning read:
Today we're taking Nana into Boston to see Peter Pan!
And oh my gosh, was it a wonderful play!
(Sorry for the blurry pictures - for some reason my old camera just wouldn't cooperate!)
Now, many years ago, my mum took my brother and I to see Peter Pan - back when Sandy Duncan played the principal part. It was 1979, so I was 10 years old, and I still remember that experience ... it was magical. This new "three-sixty" production originated in London, back in 2009, and is currently traveling the world; Boston is hosting the show through New Year's Eve.
Now, unfortunately the weather today was just awful - we had chilly downpours all day. So instead of taking the T in, as we first planned, Bill volunteered to on drive us there and back. EB came along for the inbound journey - and we had a nice ride around downtown Boston admiring the architecture and Christmas decor (as well as the many construction sites and general midday chaos).
The show was held inside a newly constructed tent on City Hall Plaza.
Inside the tent was a lobby (with snacks and souvenirs) and a circular hallway that ringed the inner theater itself. Here we found a series of interesting posters exploring the history of the Peter Pan tale - its author, origins and many dramatic interpretations through the years.
We were not allowed to take pictures inside the theater itself, so I have nothing more to show you, but I can say it was a fabulous production and we all enjoyed it very much. My favorite parts of the play?
Bringing 'Tink' back to life with a theater-full of fervent whispers:
"I believe in fairies."
The adherence to original text.
The ramshackle crocodile - what a fantastic roar!
The Neverbird and the Mother song.
The singing scalliwag pirates.
"To live would be an awfully big adventure."
Leaving about 4:30 p.m. Bill waiting, van idling, on nearby Tremont Street - here's what we looked back at as we drove away:
And now we're home safe and sound, with another wonderful memory to tuck away.
I hope you all had a nice Wednesday - is it mid-week already?!
Thanks so much for stopping by ... I will see you all again very soon.