Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher

A Play by Rick Elice; Music by Wayne Barker; Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson; Directed by Chanda Calentine

March 30-April 15, 2017

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm

Performed at the Carol Belk Theatre on the UNC Asheville campus. This show never stops flying! Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher is a swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Featuring 13 actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters – including the precocious Molly and the fearsome Black Stache – Peter and the Starcatcher is a playful and witty story of heroes and heroines, bravery and loyalty, and love and friendship. It will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight! A co-production with the UNC Asheville Drama Dept.

A “blissful exercise in make-believe … [it] celebrates the leap of faith that occurs when we tell and believe improbable tales” – NY Times

“This new play about our hero of old, this boy Peter, resonates with us all. I see the characters emerging out of our island, our Neverland. Wendy has not yet appeared. Instead, we have Molly, our hero, in a time before girls were encouraged to be heroes… [and] we have a feral creature, bent low from incessant beating, afraid of his own shadow—the nameless boy at the center of our story. How ironic that he learns what it is to be a man over the course of our play, when he’s destined to stay a boy forever.” – Playwright Rick Elice

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Audience Guidelines

Asheville Community Theatre gives the show a movie rating of PG and advises parents to consider whether or not to bring young children.

Adult Language

Lots of witticisms and puns, but nothing that would make you cover the ears!


Staged sword fighting (not with swords) and other pirate-y behavior.