Anyone who has dreamed of stepping on stage and into the spotlight will have that opportunity this month as The Hermiston Parks and Recreation begins its fall drama class.

Participation in the fall production - Peter Pan - is open to anyone third-grade and older. Registration for the program is already open and will continue until Sept. 13. There is a cap of 50 participants.

"It's really hard to have any more people than that in a cast at once, and anyone who registers will be in the play," director Vickie Foster said Friday. "We make room for everyone and don't cut anyone. I want people to come out and whether they know how to act or have never been on stage, I want them to come out and have fun."

Rehearsals will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, culminating in a dress rehearsal and performance in mid-November. The ageless classic was chosen by the participants in the program's May production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and similar to the previous performance, "Peter Pan" will follow an adapted script based on the original literature.

"Some of the kids are writing the script right now. It's still Peter Pan, but it's adapted from the original book," Foster said.

Foster is currently seeking costumes - primarily for the play's pirate positions - as well as sponsors to help with costs for sets and costume creation.

"Some of the costumes, like the Lost Boys, are pretty easy - they're just tattered clothes, but other costumes are harder to do because no one has ever done pirates around here," the director said.

For more information or to register, contact Hermiston Parks and Recreation Department at 541-667-5018.


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