Peter and the Starcatcher: An Unforgettable Adventure | Education
UNC Greensboro Theater School is proud to present Peter and the star catcher, a play by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker. Performances take place from February 18 to 19 at 7:30 p.m., February 20 at 2 p.m. and from February 23 to 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Tony-winner Peter and the star catcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan becomes the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up (aka Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of the best-selling novels by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. From marauding pirates and tyrants of the jungle to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the star catcherPlayfully explores the depths of greed and despair, as well as the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
A young orphan and his companions are shipped from Victorian England to a remote island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious chest in the captain’s cabin, which contains valuable otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the chest’s precious cargo is stars, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall between bad hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain bent on taking the chest and its treasure – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.
Director Chris Gilly-Forrer adds, “I wanted to be really ambitious with directing this show. Fans of the play know that there are several conventions developed by the original production team that have followed it throughout its production history. We use some of these vocabularies, but we’ve also remixed or deviated from many of them to make large parts of the piece feel entirely new. My deepest thanks and gratitude to this special cast who rose to the challenge, and to the design and technical team for dreaming big with me from the start. We’re going to make something magical happen on the Taylor Stage.
Tickets are available online at www.uncgtheatre.comby phone at 336.334.4392, or in person at the UNCG Theater Box Office located at 406 Tate St., Greensboro, NC 27412. The UNCG Theater Box Office hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. :00 pm Currently, Theater School theaters are allowed to open at approximately half capacity, and everyone must wear a face covering per UNCG policy.
About UNC Greensboro Theater School
The UNC Greensboro Theater School educates and trains students as professional performers in a wide range of theatrical specialties. Our programs include technical production, design, theater education, performance, youth theater and directing. Our rigorous BA, BFA, and MFA programs produce exemplary theater artists with the applicable knowledge, skills, and vision to work professionally in the performing arts. With the help of the Fraternity of Honors of the National Theater, Alpha Psi Omega, students deepen their experiences of service within and outside of our community. The School of Theater is committed to creating and nurturing a diverse, engaged and artistically balanced body of future professionals, performers and teachers. Our mission is to strengthen our students’ goals, enhance their talents, lead them to success, and help them turn their passion into purpose on and off the stage.
About UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is one of fifty doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its superior research activities and community involvement. Founded in 1891 and one of the first three institutions in the UNC system, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with more than 20,000 students and more than 2,800 faculty and staff representing more of 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I sports teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in more than 125 fields of study, in addition to 74 master’s programs and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently nationally recognized among top universities for academic excellence and value, with outstanding strengths in visual and performance. arts, health and wellness, nursing, education and more. For more information, please visit uncg.edu and follow the UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and instagram.
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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com