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Peter and the Starcatcher

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January 22, 2016 - February 14, 2016

Play by Rick Elice | Music by Wayne Barker | Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Think you know all there is to know about Peter Pan? Think again.

In this swashbuckling prelude to J. M. Barrie’s fantasy classic, the secret history of the Boy Who Would Never Grow Up is revealed with theatrical panache. Based on the popular Dave Barry books, and mixing British pantomime with playful elements of childhood make-believe, this raucous adventure journeys into the forgotten realms of the imagination filled with mermaids, fierce natives, pirates and magical starstuff.

Embark upon a treacherous ocean voyage as Molly, a young Starcatcher aboard the good ship Neverland, races to escape the comical clutches of the dread pirate Black Stache. Accompanied by a trio of Lost Boys from a British orphanage, she is soon marooned on a not-so-deserted island filled with otherworldly enchantments and exhilarating danger around every turn. Each breathtaking adventure leads them closer to the mysterious origins of the Peter Pan you know and love.

“Who was Captain Hook before he was Captain Hook? The answer might surprise you!” said Bob Hupp. “This rollicking new play with music is to Peter Pan what Wicked is to The Wizard of Oz. It was mesmerizing on Broadway: funny, touching and wildly inventive. This one is madcap fun: a dozen actors play over 100 parts. If you liked our production of The 39 Steps, you’ll love Peter and the Starcatcher!”

In 2012, Peter and the Starcatcher was nominated for nine Tony Awards.

Peter and the Starcatcher will be presented as a co-production with TheatreSquared in Fayetteville, Ark. The Rep presents the regional premiere of this award-winning play as a perfect outing for young and old alike.


Seth Andrew Bridges* ... (Grempkin/Mack/Sanchez/Fighting Prawn/US Black Sta
Marc Carver* ... Lord Aster
Patrick Halley* ... Smee
Cary Hite* ... Captain Scott
Garrett T. Houston ... Ted
Bryce Kemph ... Alf
Hugh Kennedy* ... Black Stache
Steve Pacek* ... Boy/Peter
Moriah Patterson ... US Molly, Ted, Smee, Scott, Mrs. Bumbrake
Faith Sandberg* ... Molly Aster
Nathaniel Stahlke ... Prentiss
Bruce Warren* ... Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher/Choreographer
Garrett L. Whitehead ... US Peter/Alf/Grempkin/Prentiss/Aster/ Slank
Jason M. Shipman ... Slank/Hawking Clam


Music Director: Mark Binns
Fight Director: D.C. Wright
AEA Stage Manager: Danny Kuenzel*
Director: Mark Shanahan
Set Designer: James J. Fenton
Properties Designer: Brodie Jasch
Lighting Designer: Martin E. Vreeland
Costume Designer: Trish Clark
Sound Engineer: Allan Branson

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Behind the Theme: Pirates in Imagination and Reality
Thursday, Jan. 14  |  6 p.m.
New this season!
In this new speaker series, UALR professor Susanah Romney will lead a discussion on pirates and their historical and figurative history. RSVP here.

Wednesday, Jan. 20  | 7 p.m.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette presents The Rep’s “Pay What You Can Night” on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Patrons can pay any amount they wish for their ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office at 601 Main Street the day of the performance. The Box Office will be open from 9 a.m. until curtain. Tickets are limited to (2) two per person. Offer is based on seating availability.

Wednesday,  Jan. 20 and Thursday, Jan. 21 | 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.  
A preshow talk will take place on the set of Peter and the Starcatcher with Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp and members of the creative team.

Tuesday, Jan. 26 | 12 – 1 p.m.
Clinton School of Public Service, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock

Join Rep Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp as he hosts the cast from The Rep’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher with a discussion on the origin story of Peter Pan.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre works in partnership with the Clinton School of Public Service to participate in their Distinguished Speaker Series, hosting educational panel discussions on various Rep productions. The panel discussions are led by Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp and include insights from guest directors, actors and Bob himself on bringing compelling stories to The Rep stage. Call the Clinton School at (501) 683-5239 for reservations.

Friday, Jan. 22  | 8 p.m.
Opening Night for Peter and the Starcatcher will include a post-show reception with the cast immediately following the show. Complimentary champagne and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Sunday, Jan. 24  | 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Little Rock Soiree magazine, The Point 94.1 / The Ride 106.7 and Colonial Wine & Spirits 
New this season! Are you age 22 - 40? Pay Your Age at The Rep! Top off your weekend with great theatre at a great price. Plus, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting provided by Colonial Wine and Spirits. Tickets are limited to four per household, Proof of age for each member of the party is required at time of pickup.

Live From Foster's with HeatherSmith
Friday, Jan. 29 | 6:30 p.m.
Get your evening started early with live preshow music from a local band HeatherSmith in Foster's.
The After-Party
Saturday, Feb. 13
Stick around after the performance for drinks and look for members of the cast to make an
appearance in the lobby.

Sign Interpreter Night

Performance interpreted for the deaf will be on Wednesday, Feb. 3. In an effort to make The Rep more accessible, a special Sign Interpreter Section has been set up and the interpreter, Raphael James of UALR, will be positioned in front of the new section and sign directly for those who need his services.  Deaf patrons are encouraged to contact the Box Office to reserve their seat.


Peter and the Starcatcher will run for four weeks with performances from Jan. 20-Feb. 14, Wednesday through Sunday, with special Tuesday night performances on Feb. 2 and 9. Showtimes are:

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 2 and 9), Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • 2 p.m. Sunday

Learn more about the story and production in our special Study Guide here!


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