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BCF Press Release



May 17, 2016

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The cast of J.M. Barrie’s classic fairy tale, Peter Pan, as performed at The Baptist College of Florida.

On Tuesday, May 10, the English Department at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville presented their third annual spring play. This year’s theatrical production was a staging of J.M. Barrie’s classic fairy tale, Peter Pan. Over 260 people gathered in the BCF Wellness Center to journey to “The Never Land” witnessing sword fights with pirates and learning what it means to grow up.

The director of this year’s production was BCF Junior Corban Stone, who dazzled the audience in last year’s performance of The Importance of Being Earnest. The production manager for Peter Pan was BCF Junior Casey Ranalli. The cast of the play featured seasoned actors and first-time thespians including Abigail Wiggins as Peter Pan, Greg Pruitt as Captain Hook, Hannah Shaffett as Wendy, Charity Hayes as Tinker Bell, Nathan Shaffett as John, Greta Reiter as Michael, and BCF General Education Division Chair and English Professor David Grier as Smee. The “Lost Boys” were portrayed by Kristen Wannamaker, Rebeka Brown, Hannah Barber, Michelle Clamser, Al Johnson, and Leah Johnson. The pirates in the production were portrayed by Michael Mahoney, Michael Harper, Matthew Motley, Erik Shores, Abigail Grier, Cole Jackson, and BCF English Professor Geoffrey Reiter. The Indians featured JonSeth Sammons, Austin Lay, and Brittany Sammons who played Tiger Lily.

“Members of BCF's English program are so excited to see the new tradition of an annual play has been so warmly received. The success of this year's production is due to countless hours of work from dozens of people: the entire BCF administrative team; the maintenance department and tech support; many behind-the-scenes workers; all twenty-seven actors; and of course our Director Corban Stone and Production Manager Casey Ranalli,” stated Reiter, who served as the faculty sponsor for the production. “We're thankful to have the opportunity to glorify God through students' gifts in a new way with these productions and hope to continue adding to and improving on this legacy.”

Peter Pan was presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

For more information about the English program available at The Baptist College of Florida or any of the other degrees offered, please call 800.328.2660 ext. or visit the website at www.baptistcollege.edu.