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Sloat as Tiger Lily in ‘Peter Pan’

Jun 25, 2013
PHOTO SUBMITTED Fairfield High School student Claudia Sloat rehearses her role as Tiger Lily in American Gothic Performing Arts Festival’s upcoming production “Peter Pan.”

OTTUMWA — Claudia Sloat will appear the role of Tiger Lily in the American Gothic Performing Arts Festival’s upcoming production of the classic musical “Peter Pan.”

Tiger Lily is the princess of the Never Never Land Indian tribe and befriends Peter Pan and his lost boys in their fight against Captain Hook.

Sloat will be a senior at Fairfield High School and is the daughter of Darien and Roberta Sloat. Locally she has appeared on stage with Fairfield High School and Fairfield Area Community Theater as Anne in “Diary of Anne Frank,” Pepper “Annie” Fern in “Charlotte’s Web” and other shows including “Seussical,” “Oliver” and “Willy Wonka.” This is her first appearance with the American Gothic Performing Arts Festival.

This summer marks the inaugural season of AGPAF. The festival’s mission is to present to Wapello County and the surrounding region an annual educationally based festival celebrating the performing arts, specifically musical theater, in an open and friendly atmosphere.

The 2013 inaugural festival season opened the weekend of June 7-9 with performances of the bluegrass gospel musical “Smoke on the Mountain” at the historic McHaffey Opera House in Eldon.

“Peter Pan” will fly into Bridge View Center in Ottumwa Saturday through July 7, and “Go, Dog. Go!” will take the Bridge View Center stage July 2-5. Performance times can be found at the festival website.

“Peter Pan” reserved seating is $24.50; and “Go, Dog. Go!” general admission tickets are $5.

All tickets can be purchased at North and South Hy-Vee in Ottumwa; online at www.americangothicfest.org; or by calling the festival box office at 866-967-8167.

Group tickets of 10 or more for all “Peter Pan” performances are $19.50 and available only by calling the festival box office.

Other inquiries can be directed to 641-777-9636.

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