Friday, December 16, 2005

Grow Up Peter Pan!

Geez Louise are you kidding me?! Cathy Rigby is STILL, yes STILL, playing the Lost Boy at the age of fifty-freaking-one. She has been doing the role for THIRTY years people. Am I the only one that finds this a little creepy? How are kids supposed to believe in the magic of Neverland when it isn't even credible to them that Pan is a boy let alone male!
Supposedly, this latest play in Los Angeles will be her last. Sure, sure.

Reasons Rigby say she's now ready to give up the role:

  • She acknowledges that at 51 it is getting harder to fly
  • The sword fights with Capt. Hook are taking their toll, including one that resulted in a stab wound in her leg on opening night
  • The real reason (she says): Well, she can't exactly put her finger on it except to say it's time to do other things

Yea, that's right Cathy -It IS time to do other things like oh, I don't know, act female and grown up.


Blogger doc-t said...


that's just weird...

12/19/2005 6:08 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

Did you know her husband is the producer and her daughter has a part, too - not sure which part, but she's up there on stage as well.

I had an acquaintance fly to NY two weekends ago to see her perform. Hell, I didn't even know that CR was Peter Pan until she went!

12/21/2005 10:24 PM  
Blogger Weakness in Me said...

Wow, to each his own i guess. Have you ever seen cathy rigby as peter pan?
I had the opp. to be apart of the crew for this leg of the tour and when Cathy hangs up her green tights Peter Pan will never be the same.
DO you know how hard it is for a actress/actor to secure a role in the industry? Not only has Cathy had job security but she's brilliant as peter pan. the only 5o somthin' i know that could pull off such a stunning job as a boy.
if you love what you do and are good at it, do it til you die.

2/07/2006 8:24 AM  

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