Peter and the Starcatcher

March 29 - April 8, 2018. Thursdays - Saturdays at 7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm
A Stage Adventure Production

Description

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan

comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation

of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by

directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne

Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes,

Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of

friendship, duty and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by

the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which

contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young

girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is

starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the

ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim

the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the

Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the

story to life. It can be expanded or pared down technically to fit the specific needs and abilities

of any theatre company.