It’s a show unlike any you’ve seen before – a fresh take on theater, its relationship with the literature that inspires it, and the city within which it is performed. “Second Star to the Right: Hook’s Revenge” is the epic conclusion to a three part series adapted from J.M. Barrie’s classic novel, “Peter Pan.” The final installment will be held in the former Dante’s Down the Hatch space at Underground Atlanta from March 29 through March 31 at 8 p.m.

The first two installments occurred elsewhere, with “Episode 1: Escape to Neverland” performed at the Margaret Mitchell House, and “Episode 2: The Neverlands” taking place in and around Peter Bahouth’s Treehouses. But Dante’s at Underground is perfect for this show, since it already has a built in pirate ship as part of its decor.

The performances are produced by Deer Bear Wolf, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping Atlanta’s creatives. The organization offers grants to musicians, emergency assistance to artists who experience unexpected hardships, and produce a periodical zine.

Photo by Wesley Cummings

Davy Minor and Elizabeth Jarrett founded the nonprofit in 2014, with Laura Relyea and John Carroll introducing an immersive theater project through Deer Bear Wolf called Transgression the following year. In 2017, Jarrett joined Transgression as Director and Producer.

By hosting site-specific performances throughout the city, the act of seeing a Transgression performance becomes also a bit of an adventure.

This swashbuckling tale is an adult take on a familiar childhood classic, and it’s also one of the general public’s last chances to see the historic Dante’s location before Underground closes for redevelopment. In this final installment we find the Lost Boys and Darling children imprisoned on Captain Hook’s ship, hoping against hope that Peter Pan will save them in time.

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Isadora Pennington

Isadora Pennington is a freelance writer and photographer based in Atlanta. She is the editor of Sketchbook by Rough Draft, a weekly Arts newsletter.