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(Natalie Verde)

Sick of growing up? Climb aboard the RMS Neverland!

Parkland’s theater department presents Peter and The Starcatcher, coming this fall.

Peter and the Starcatcher is a magical tale that follows the origins of everyone’s favorite lost boy, Peter Pan. Based on the fantasy book series of the same name, this Tony award-winning play explores themes of friendship and love, as well as the daunting price of greed and responsibility. Our story opens in Victorian-era England, where ships are setting sail and exciting discoveries are being made. Our cast of characters includes the lonely orphan Boy, who befriends Molly Aster, the daughter of an English lord who was given a magical treasure to protect. Audiences will also meet Black Stache, the jewel-hungry pirate captain, as well as many other eccentric and complicated characters (Southern Utah Univeristy). This story is perfect for those who love adventure, swashbuckling pirates, boyish comedy, period dramas, and strong platonic bonds. 

For those who have seen past Parkland productions, you know that the actors and crew have the ability to transform the auditorium into magical and mystical worlds. The school’s Freddy award-winning theater department is sure to do this story justice. Peter and the Starcatcher opens up on Friday, October 6th, and will run throughout that weekend. This is a fun and moving show for the whole family to enjoy, though children younger than 10 are recommended to catch Frozen Jr, which will take the stage in November (Seattle’s Child).  

Mrs.Roposh, known throughout the Parkland community as being everyone’s favorite English and music teacher, has been charged with sailing this vessel as director. Luckily it should be calm waters with this star-studded cast. Returning to the stage, to just name a few, are juniors Vasilis Motsenigos and Lily Schantz, as well as seniors Gabby Gavirati and Eric Wood. Parkland’s dedicated stage crew are also working hard to make Peter’s world come to life through their creative set design and masterful technical work. 

This ensemble doesn’t need faith, trust, or pixie dust in order to give a remarkable performance: it’s all thanks to their hard work and dedication to the arts. Don’t miss the chance to see this bittersweet tale full of heart and wonder. Audiences are sure to be thrilled and moved by Peter and the Starcatcher, and might even find themselves wishing on the North Star that they will get the chance to see it again. 

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