Scott Dahl Photo/EAC: The sets are built and the actors are ready, so be sure to attend a performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” Nov. 16-19, at 7:30 p.m., in the EAC Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is $5 per person and the show is suitable for people of all ages.
By Lori Dugan/EAC
Thatcher – The Eastern Arizona College Theatre Department is pleased to present “Peter and the Starcatcher,” Nov. 16-19, at 7:30 p.m., in the EAC Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is $5 per person and the show is suitable for people of all ages.
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 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.
Admission to “Peter and the Starcatcher” is $5 per person, (free to full-time students with ID). For tickets visit the EAC website at www.eac.edu and click “get tickets.”