A Grownup’s Prequel to Peter Pan

An apprentice Starcatcher and an orphan boy take to the high seas in this whimsical and hilarious origin story of The Boy Who Never Grew Up. Join us for a wildly theatrical holiday treat with a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters to bring you a story that will delight adults and children alike.

Multiple TONY AWARD-Winner

“An absurdly funny fantastical journey”Entertainment Weekly

“With grown-up theatrical savvy and a child’s wonder… this show never stops flying.”The New York Times

“Miraculous. Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.”New York Magazine

Age Recommendation

This wild adventure is fun for adults as well as children – We recommend this play for patrons 6 and older.

Media

Dec 7 2015

Behind the Scenes: A Peter Sketchbook by Mitchell Jarvis

Ever wonder what our creative cast members do backstage or during downtime at rehearsals? Actor Mitchell Jarvis, currently playing pirate chief Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher, keeps a sketchbook of images from the show.

Dec 4 2015

Creating a Starcatching Color Palette for Peter

A show like Peter and the Starcatcher has an incredibly specific color palette, which means that we moved a lot of projects through the dye shop for this production," says costume craftsperson Rachel Pollock.

Nov 30 2015

Holly Poe Durbin's Costumes Bring Magic to Life

In our last post, Holly Poe Durbin described her design process from research to working with the costume team. Now, take a look as her creations are brought to life in our production of Peter and the Starcatcher.

Nov 19 2015

Lighting Designer Xavier Pierce on Finding Inspiration

To set the mood for Peter and the Starcatcher, lighting designer Xavier Pierce found inspiration from a variety of places, from his home in New York City and the work of artist Victor Eredel, to pictures and artwork such as the images we see below.

Nov 13 2015

Let's Go Flying with Brendon Fox

Most children have fantasized about flying, and director Brendon Fox was no different. For him, flying meant freedom and exploration, and more importantly, escaping adults....

Nov 10 2015

Scenic Designer McKay Coble: Making a Magical Neverland

Through her intricate design of Neverland, scenic designer McKay Coble aims to transport the audience back to their childhood where magic feeds off itself and imagination. She wants to remind adults what it was like to be an imaginative kid and create something complicated out of nothing. "I want them to look at the set and go 'Oh, I had a tree house like that, I had a fort. I’ve picked up a switch, and it was a sword.'"

REVIEWS

PRC’s “Peter and the Starcatcher” Offers Super Fun, Super-Silly Entertainment
By Susie Potter
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
November 30, 2015

PlayMakers’ Peter and the Starcatcher is a resourceful, all-ages origin story for Pan
By Byron Woods
INDY Week
November 25, 2015

Don’t Miss PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Fresh, New Take on Peter and the Starcatcher
By Jesse R. Gephart
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
November 24, 2015

‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ a deliriously fun ride
By Roy C. Dicks
The News & Observer
November 23, 2015

PlayMakers’ ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ portrays the childlike tone of ‘Peter Pan’
By Kyley Underhill
The Daily Tar Heel
November 23, 2015

Exhilarating Starcatcher Appealing for Young and Old Alike
By Jackson Cooper
Classical Voice of North Carolina
November 21, 2015

NEWS

The Origins of Peter Pan: Peter and the Starcatcher
By Frank Stasio & Andrew Tie
WUNC
December 1, 2015

Weekend Best Bets: Horses, Holmes and Holiday Shopping
By Kayla Anderson
Chapel Hill Magazine
November 25, 2015

PlayMakers Rep’s Peter and the Starcatcher Is a Whimsical, Hilarious Musical Prequel to Peter Pan
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
November 18, 2015

PlayMakers presents ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ for the holidays
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
November 5, 2015

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