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Theater & Arts

Home-schoolers to present ‘Peter Pan Jr.’ in Latrobe church

| Friday, December 7, 2018 9:51 a.m
The Cabaret Theatre Neighborhood Arts Troupe will present “Peter Pan Jr.,” a musical based on the classic J.M. Barrie tale, Dec. 14 and 15 in Latrobe United Methodist Church.

The Cabaret Theatre Neighborhood Arts Troupe will present “Peter Pan Jr.,” a musical based on the classic J.M. Barrie tale, at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 in Latrobe United Methodist Church, 440 Main St.

Troupe members are home-schooled children, ages 5-17, who are interested in learning about theatre production, according to a release.

The troupe was organized in August 2017 by Jennifer D’Souza and Kathleen Essig, mothers of home-schooled children, to provide practical theater experience which would increase the children’s self-esteem and self-confidence.

“We are not in the business of training young people for careers on stage or screen. Rather, we are in the business of using our productions to help these young people on the path to self-discovery and self-esteem,” said John Carosella, Cabaret Theatre artistic director and stage director of the Troupe, in the release. “We like to use the musical as a tool to encourage young people to understand and embrace some important values: that hard work can be both rewarding and fun; that interdependence and cooperation is necessary if any group project is to be successful; that even in stressful situations, respect for others helps gets the job done well, while disrespect always weakens the effort.”

Tickets for “Peter Pan Jr.” are $5 at the door. Seating is limited.

Details: 724-527-7775 or

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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