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