Peter and the Starcatcher

11/18/2018 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4th Street Theater
Address: 4th St Theatre, Chesterton, IN 46304, USA

Tony-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). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

A young orphan and his mates 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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    Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play. Winner of the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy. "…wildly funny, naughtily provocative…" —NY Post. "…a nonstop cross-fire of crackling language, serious issues of life and art expressed in outbursts that sound like Don Rickles with a degree from the Sorbonne…Reza is a fiendishly clever writer…'ART' sounds like a marriage of Molière and Woody Allen…" —Newsweek. "Anyone looking for a play that is funny, sophisticated, stylish, stimulating and moving should go to 'ART'." —Independent (London). "That such a simple plot can throw up such profound and meaty ideas about the rules that dictate art and friendship is a real treat. Reza and Hampton have an acute ear for the idiocies, trivia and petty assaults that pepper the conversation between friends…The real pleasures come from Reza's creation of three beautifully defined, original characters…" —The Mail (London). "In October I called it a minor classic. Let's change that to classic comedy, period." —London Times.
    Produced with special arrangements with Dramatist Play Service
  • 09/26/2021 12:30 pm - 09/26/2021 12:30 pm

    Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens

    a Jones Hope Wooten Comedy

    Friday/Saturday dinner at 6:30, show at 8—-Sunday dinner at 12:30, show at 2!!!
    Adults $38, seniors $35,  PG 13 kids $28 cash or check only- sorry no credit cards

    So there’s this ALL CLASSES high school reunion in Sweetgum, Texas that’s being planned ——before they tear down the school!  The Verdeen cousins set the wheels in motion…. for what is invariably gonna be a lotta commotion!  All the prior Guacamole Queens wanna be chosen as the FOREVER  QUEEN!
    Gonna be so fun!!!!  Just a silly romp!

     

  • 09/26/2021 3:00 pm - 09/26/2021 3:00 pm
    How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc's best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It's about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn't have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. Eager to please, Ivan tells Serge he likes the painting. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendships. At the breaking point, Serge hands Marc a felt tip pen and dares him: "Go on." This is where the friendship is finally tested, and the aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds.
    Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play. Winner of the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy. "…wildly funny, naughtily provocative…" —NY Post. "…a nonstop cross-fire of crackling language, serious issues of life and art expressed in outbursts that sound like Don Rickles with a degree from the Sorbonne…Reza is a fiendishly clever writer…'ART' sounds like a marriage of Molière and Woody Allen…" —Newsweek. "Anyone looking for a play that is funny, sophisticated, stylish, stimulating and moving should go to 'ART'." —Independent (London). "That such a simple plot can throw up such profound and meaty ideas about the rules that dictate art and friendship is a real treat. Reza and Hampton have an acute ear for the idiocies, trivia and petty assaults that pepper the conversation between friends…The real pleasures come from Reza's creation of three beautifully defined, original characters…" —The Mail (London). "In October I called it a minor classic. Let's change that to classic comedy, period." —London Times.
    Produced with special arrangements with Dramatist Play Service
  • 10/01/2021 6:30 pm - 10/01/2021 6:30 pm

    Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens

    a Jones Hope Wooten Comedy

    Friday/Saturday dinner at 6:30, show at 8—-Sunday dinner at 12:30, show at 2!!!
    Adults $38, seniors $35,  PG 13 kids $28 cash or check only- sorry no credit cards

    So there’s this ALL CLASSES high school reunion in Sweetgum, Texas that’s being planned ——before they tear down the school!  The Verdeen cousins set the wheels in motion…. for what is invariably gonna be a lotta commotion!  All the prior Guacamole Queens wanna be chosen as the FOREVER  QUEEN!
    Gonna be so fun!!!!  Just a silly romp!

     

  • 10/03/2021 12:30 pm - 10/03/2021 12:30 pm

    Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens

    a Jones Hope Wooten Comedy

    Friday/Saturday dinner at 6:30, show at 8—-Sunday dinner at 12:30, show at 2!!!
    Adults $38, seniors $35,  PG 13 kids $28 cash or check only- sorry no credit cards

    So there’s this ALL CLASSES high school reunion in Sweetgum, Texas that’s being planned ——before they tear down the school!  The Verdeen cousins set the wheels in motion…. for what is invariably gonna be a lotta commotion!  All the prior Guacamole Queens wanna be chosen as the FOREVER  QUEEN!
    Gonna be so fun!!!!  Just a silly romp!