Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher

Katie Halls and Nate Challis in Peter and the Starcatcher, photo by Justin Han, copyright UC Regents
Katie Halls and Nate Challis in Peter and the Starcatcher, photo by Justin Han, copyright UC Regents

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Main Theatre, Wright Hall

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” the award-winning stage prequel to “Peter Pan,” will be presented by the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance Wednesdays through Saturdays, Feb. 27 through March 7 at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Feb. 29 and March 7. Based on the novel “Peter and the Starcatchers” by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and adapted for the stage by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker, the play begins as a young orphan, and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England aboard a vessel with a mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin. When the ship is taken over by pirates, led by the fearsome Black Stache, the real adventure begins. The family-friendly show uses elements of pop-up books in the scenery, steam punk in the costuming, stop-action video, and projection elements that take audiences on the magical journey.

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