Peter and the Starcatcher Preview
Utah Shakespeare Festival Blog - Peter and the Starcatcher Preview
A Play by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Music by Wayne Barker
Directed by Brian Vaughn
Boy: A nameless, homeless, and friendless boy at the beginning of the play who earns the name Peter and hero by the end. Peter is brave and competitive, a survivor, and someone the other boys come to look up to. Played by Rhett Guter.
Lord Leonard Aster: The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, Lord Aster is a loyal subject of the queen, devoted father, and faithful friend. Played by Larry Bull.
Molly Aster: A thirteen-year old girl and a natural leader, Molly was raised to believe females can do anything males can. She is fearless, curious, passionate, and devoted to her father, her country, her Queen, and the cause of the Starcatchers. Played by Betsy Mugavero.
Black Stache: A ruthless, heartless pirate captain who captures The Wasp, Black Stache started shaving at age ten. He is proud of his magnificent facial hair and is partial to the poetical and the theatrical. Played by Quinn Mattfeld.
Smee: First mate to Black Stache, Smee is simple-minded and single-minded to his captain’s every whim. Played by Aaron Galligan-Stierle.
Discover the Neverland you never knew in this regional premiere, straight from Broadway and five Tony Awards. It is a wildly theatrical, hilarious, and imaginative story of how an orphan boy came to be Peter Pan, the captain got his hook, and a young girl inspired everyone to believe. You won't want to miss this epic tale of one of the world's most enduring and beloved characters.
You can learn more about Peter and the Starcatcher at http://www.bard.org/plays/peter2013.html.
Peter and the Starcatcher opens on June 25 and plays through October 18. You can purchase tickets online at www.bard.org or by calling 800-PLAYTIX.