Description:

The Tony-winning play, based on the best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.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). 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 Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

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.

*Note: This show is rated PG for mild fantasy peril and pirate fighting. 

FIELD TRIP BOOKINGS

 

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Feb 1st @ 9:30am  
  • Friday, Feb 2nd @ 9:30am  
  • Friday, Feb 2nd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 3rd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 3rd @ 7:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:


Vail Theatre of the Arts :

10701 Mary Ann Cleaveland Way , Tucson , AZ 85747


Characters:

Black Stache

A notorious pirate, terrorizing the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read. Partial to the poetical and theatrical, which causes him to behave quite flamboyantly.

Molly Aster

A young girl and Starcatcher apprentice who is taken aboard the Neverland as precious cargo. Curious and intelligent, she is only beginning to understand the confusing romantic longings that come with her age. She will risk anything for the sake of what is right.

Boy/peter

A lonely and hardened orphan who doesn't miss much. Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. He wants a home and a family more than anything, and dreams of a life of being free.

Grempkin/Narrator Grempkin/Black Stache Understudy

The schoolmaster of St. Norbert's Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished.

Mrs. Bumbrake

Molly's nanny, a stereotypical British cad and outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood. She still has enough charm in her age to attract a sailor or two.

Bill Slank

The vicious orphaned captain of the Neverland. Does not possess the capacity to lead anyone but himself, which puts himself constantly in disaster. Greedy enough to send boys to their doom for the chance of gaining starstuff.

Smee/Greggors

Black Stache's first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain's every whim.

Prentiss

An orphan, ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical. He yearns to be leader, even when he knows in his heart that he'll never be one. A bit of a blowhard with a touch of cowardice.

Alf

A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.

Lord Leonard Aster/Pirate Aster/Narrator Aster

Molly's father, a loyal subject to the Queen. The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, he is a faithful friend and a secret Starcatcher.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott

Lord Aster's old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain's fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.

Ted

An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.

Fighting Prawn/Sailor Scott

Hawking Clam/Narrator Mack

Mack

Sanchez

Teacher/Sailor Smee

Narrator Boy

Narrator Molly/Molly Understudy

Narrator Alf/Pirate Alf

Narrator Prentiss/Narrator Seaman Prentiss/Boxing Announcer Prentiss

Narrator Smee/Narrator Seaman Greggors/Narrator Greggors/Narrator Hawking Clam

Narrator Slank/Narrator Fighting Prawn

Narrator Stache

Narrator Scott

Narrator Ted/Sailor/Sailor Boy

Pirate Bumbrake/Pirate Slank