The Tony Award-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). Join Citadel Theatre in Lake Forest for this rollicking adventure on the high seas with swashbuckling pirates, a secret society of Starcatchers, mermaids, and much more.
"Peter and the Starcatcher is a play about finding your home," says director Jeremy Aluma. "Where is home? And how do we find it? This wildly entertaining adventure story is filled with song, dance, and clowning galore. I'm excited to bring the magic and awe of this world to the stage while dazzling the 'kid at heart' in all of us."
The 17-member cast will be led by Jayson Lee as Peter. Lee appeared recently in First Floor Theatre's Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies, a 2019 Jeff award nominee for best play. Adrian Dazig, the founder of 500 Clown who has also performed with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and the Goodman, will play "Black Stache," the character similar to Captain Hook. Mariah Copeland, seen last fall in BoHo Theatre's 110 in the Shade, will play Molly.
Peter and the Starcatcher tells the tale of a young orphan and his mates who 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.
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