Arden Will Stage Peter Pan and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie for Kids' Season

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Arden Theatre Company's 2009-10 Children's Theatre season in Philadelphia will include Peter Pan on the Otto Haas Stage and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie on the Arcadia Stage.

Both plays are recommended for families with children ages five and older. Arden Children's Theatre, Philadelphia's first and only resident professional children's theatre, has attracted more than a quarter of a million guests since its advent in 1998.

Here's the Arden Children's Theatre season at a glance:

Peter Pan
A brand-new version of J.M. Barrie's classic tale
Adapted for the Stage by Douglas Irvine
From the books by J.M. Barrie
Directed by David O'Connor
Dec. 2, 2009-Jan. 24, 2010
F. Otto Haas Stage

"Ever since J.M. Barrie's story first appeared in 1904, countless versions have been produced on stage and in film. Now, Arden Children's Theatre presents a brand-new adaptation; one that celebrates the joy of storytelling and the power of imagination. Join eternally young Peter on his adventure to Neverland, a magical island where there are no parents, no rules, and fairies and pirates rule! Introduce your children and grandchildren to the characters you loved from J.M. Barrie's timeless masterpiece: Wendy, Tink, Hook, a horde of Lost Boys, a ticking crocodile — and a boy who won't grow up."

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Based on the book by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Adapted for the Stage by Jody Davidson
Directed by Whit MacLaughlin
April 14-May 30, 2010
Arcadia Stage

"Who thought that one cookie could lead to so much chaos? Laura Joffe Numeroff's bestselling book comes to life when an innocent boy generously offers a cookie to a demanding little mouse. This singular action triggers a series of escalating requests that result in mayhem — and a lot of fun! Arden Children's Theatre spins this tiny tale into a charming and sophisticated story that stays true to the beloved book and teaches a valuable lesson of cause and effect."

Both productions feature a question and answer session with the cast after every performance plus each child receives a free commemorative show poster when exiting. Subscription prices are $40-$50 for adults, $32-$40 for teens, and $26-$30 for kids.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call Arden Theatre Company's box office at (215) 922-1122 or visit

Arden Theatre Company is located at 40 N. 2nd Street in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Old City, Philadelphia.

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