Peter and the StarcatcherA 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