PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Friday, June 1 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 3 at 3:00 PM
Musical Direction by Matthew Wardell
TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 1st!
The Reilly Arts Center and Insomniac Theatre Company are teaming up to bring you Insomniac’s Artistic Director Chad’s favorite play (and one he’s been wanting to do for YEARS) favorite play, Peter and the Starcatcher. Based on the novel by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson, this laugh a minute show is one NOT to be missed if you believe in imagination and that you don’t HAVE to grow up.
ABOUT THE PLAY
Tony-winning 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). This is a play suitable for the entire family and will have those both young and old laughing to Neverland and back.
A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains 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 that 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.
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.