Peter and the Starcatcher

Opening Our 95th Season, A South Shore Premiere


November 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30pm

November 13 & 20 at 2:00pm

Tony Award-Winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how an 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.

An orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by an evil king. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, containing 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 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.

This play with music features a dozen adult actors, male and female portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, and utilizes ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.

Peter and the Starcatcher

Play by Rick Elice

Music by Wayne Barker

Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson


Peter and the Starcatcher provides a humorous and fantastical backstory for the beloved character of Peter Pan and his arch-nemesis Captain Hook. In this wickedly imaginative play, we meet a poor orphaned child on the high seas simply called Boy because, in the absence of a mother and a father, he was never given a name. His sad and lonely world is turned upside down when he meets Molly, the daughter of famous Starcatcher Lord Aster.  Our heroine is on a mission to save the world and protect a treasure trunk filled with magical starstuff from getting into the hands of evil and greedy pirate Black Stache. As they travel aboard the Neverland ship headed for a faraway land, Molly and Boy learn about love, friendship and forge an unbreakable bond.

Meet the Cast


Boy (Peter):  Andrew Lemieux

Prentiss:  Alex Narcotta

Ted: Justin Selig

Lord Leonard Aster: Jack Sinnott

Molly Aster: Ryanna Dunn

Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher: Steve Shannon

Captain Robert Falcon Scott: Stephanie Charlton

Grempkin/Mack/Sanchez/Fighting Prawn: Steve Dooner

Bill Slank/Hawking Clam: Paul Antico

Alf: Amy Rogers

Black Stache: John King

Smee: David Giagrando



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