Peter and the Starcatcher Opens in One Week

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The New Hampton School Department of Performing Arts is excitedly readying the stage for its first production of the academic year. The talented cast and crew will present a public performance of Peter and the Starcatcher on Saturday, November 9, at 7:00 pm in McEvoy Theater. The performance for the school community will take place on Friday, November 8.

Before Neverland

Peter and the Starcatcher is a play by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Peterson. The play is an adventure on the high seas and on the faraway Mollusk Island. An orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a magical secret safe and save the world from evil.

Told in storybook theatre fashion, Peter and the Starcatcher is based on J.M. Barrie’s original characters and stories of Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Tinkerbell. Created as an origin story of Peter Pan, the story is both familiar and unfamiliar, offering a new vantage point on the popular tale. Utilizing primitive props and their own voices and bodies, the talented cast of nineteen student actors take you on the journey of a lifetime.

About the production

Director of Theatre Joe Sampson says, “Working with this great group of kids has been so fun and rewarding. This is a collaborative effort and the students bring as many ideas to the table as I do. The result is an imaginative evening of theatre unlike anything I’ve ever directed.” Local performers include Camden MacLean, Samantha Davis, Tyler Morrissette, Todd Hamlett, Sophie Pankhurst as Molly and Henry Miller as her father, Lord Aster.

The show is free and open to the public with donation proceeds to benefit the NHS Theatre Department. The cast and crew look forward to seeing you at the show!

Peter and the Starcatcher is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

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