The Tony-nominated play based on the best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan by becomes the legendary Peter Pan.
This title is currently restricted. Expected general release is Fall 2016.
Tony-nominated 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 Starcatcherplayfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.
13-year-old Molly Aster, a Starcatcher Apprentice, finds herself in the company of pirates, a giant crocodile, and angry Mollusks as she and three orphan boys (one of whom happens to be unnamed) attempt to return a trunk of precious starstuff to her father. Adventures abound as they're pursued my a mustached pirate captain and his sidekick Smee. Along the way Molly learns what it means to grow-up and is reunited with her father. The nameless orphan and his friends take up residence on this island where dreams are born and time is never planned - the island where that nameless orphan is christened Peter Pan.
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 buffed up or pared down technically to fit the specific needs and abilities of any theatre company.
Would it be possible for a group of my high school students compete at our Indiana State Thespian Conference in January? They have been rehearsing a scene from Peter and the Starcatcher. It is not a musical scene, so the director of the conference is making us seek permission.