PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
A Play by Rick Elice; Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Music by Wayne Barker
Directed by Chris Gilly-Forrer
February 18–19 at 7:30 pm
February 20 at 2:00 pm
February 23–26 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Call the UNCG Theatre Box Office at 336-334-4392 starting August 17 or click here to purchase tickets online.
Age Rating: G
Run Time: Approx. 2 hr. and 30 min.
Frame/Works Discussion via Zoom: 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 28
Location: Taylor Theatre, 406 Tate St., Greensboro, NC 27412
Everyone must wear face coverings per UNCG policy.
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“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.” —MTI Shows
“Peter and the Starcatcher is all about storytelling as a lively (and live) art, and the energized complicity that s forged between the teller and the listener. …The story simultaneously being told and celebrated is as elaborate, simple, cozy and scary as the best bedtime stories are.” —The New York Times
“An absurdly funny fantastical journey!” —Entertainment Weekly
“Peter and the Starcatcher is a tiny show, but spectacle, wit, and joy spill out of it like treasure from a magic pocket. A cast of twelve, a couple of trunks, and a versatile length of rope yield more storytelling than most oversize spectaculars can manage. … A miniature classic.” —New York Magazine
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com