Escape the World at October Performance


Learn the origin of Neverland and the man who created it during the one-act play “The Lost Boy,” 7 p.m. on October 21, 22, and 28 at Kennesaw Mountain High School’s Susan Gunderman Theater.

Tickets will be available online and at the box office, giving students, parents and faculty a chance to see it prior to its entry into regional competition.

“The Lost Boy” is a skilled and emotional work about James Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan. The author suffered through his childhood, his older brother having died and his mother emotionally abusing him because of it.

The play takes place during one of Barrie’s visits to his mother. While in his old village, he begins narrating Peter Pan’s origin. The show blends the bonds that connect everyone, the hardships of life, and the lure of escapism.

Every year, high schools from all over Georgia come together to compete in the One-Act Play Competition. It is hosted by the Georgia High School Association, the same organization that runs high school football games. This year, area students will compete at Cherokee High School on Oct. 29 to perform for the judges and each other. One of the schools will be chosen to advance to the state level. The Kennesaw Mountain Drama Department’s performance of “Tracks” went to state competition in 2020.