The Big Walnut High School Drama Program is back at it again with their fall play! Unlike the previous years, where Big Walnut has performed well-known plays; this year the drama program is putting on an original play written by Joe Cherubino of Westerville. Cherubino wrote the play The Wonderful Wizard of Neverland, which is a mix of three children’s classics: Peter Pan, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland.
Set in the mystical world of Oz, Dorothy (Madison Pisano) lands a house on the Wicked Witch of West’s (Erika Carper) sister. While this is going on, Peter Pan (Caelan O.) and his lost boys, Nibs (Grant Houser) and Slightly (Jonathan Daniel) swoop in thinking they are in Neverland but are surprised when they see Dorothy. Then Alice (Sydney Parker) comes in chasing the White Rabbit (Jules Loeffler). Meanwhile, the Wicked Witch and Captain James Hook (Noah Fitch) are discussing a plan to eliminate the children and they come across the Mad Hatter (Adam Bash) and he plans on eliminating children as well, but in a different manner. The only person in their way from gaining supreme power over the citizens of Oz, is the powerful Wizard (Andrew Pohlod), but the Wicked Witch and Captain Hook are planning on changing that real soon. Will the children be able to find the wizard before it’s too late?
The show opens on Thursday, November 16th and the following performances will be on Friday, the 17th and Saturday the 18th. The show will begin at seven thirty and doors will be open thirty minutes before showtime. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. Come out and see the Big Walnut Drama Program’s first performance of the year.
Brammer is a student at Big Walnut High School.