Follow this up with a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Rabbit Run Theater and a preview of the show Peter & the Starcatcher on Wednesday, July 19 at 5:30 pm.
J.M. Barrie’s original Peter Pan left a lot of unanswered questions: How did Peter end up on the island? How did he learn to fly? Where did all the pirates come from? And who is Tinkerbell?
Humorist Dave Barry and suspense writer Ridley Pearson take great delight in providing a prequel to the Peter Pan stories. It’s a fast-paced, fluffy pirate adventure with talking porpoises, stinky rogues, possible cannibals, a flying crocodile, biting mermaids and a much-sought-after trunk of magical glowing green “starstuff”.
“Starstuff” occasionally falls to Earth from the heavens bestowing powers that make the likes of Zeus, Michelangelo and Attila the Hun. Starcatchers have the job of rushing to the scene and collecting starstuff before it falls into the hands of the Others who will use that myriad of powers for evil.
An orange-haired boy named Peter is the leader of a group of orphaned boys sent off on the ship Never Land to work as servants in King Zarboff the Third’s court. Peter is devoted to his new, very pretty friend Molly (a Starcatcher apprentice) and vows to help her keep a trunk of starstuff out of the clutches of the pirate Black Stache and other villians.
It’s a rather goofy story full of shenanigans and pirate hijinks. What a great way to celebrate summer and get into the mood for the show at Rabbit Run Theater! Peter and the Starcatcher runs July 21 through August 5. Click here for ticket info. Join us on Wednesday, July 19 for a behind-the-scenes tour of what goes into putting on a show (5:30 pm) and a brief preview of the show at 7:30 pm.
Need more? Watch for Hook’s Tale: Being the Account of an Unjustly Villianized Pirate Written by Himself
(by John Pielmeier) coming out in July. Here Captain James Cook (a.k.a. Hook) tells his own story of a lad pressed into naval service and left to survive in the “Never-isles” with the likes of Smee, Starkey, Tiger Lily and an oddly affectionate crocodile.