Peter and the Starcatcher | September 14 – 24

by Rick Elice from the novels of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearsons
directed by Dawn McAndrews

sponsored by Granite Hill Estates color and Francis & Thomas Carhart

Haven’t you always wondered: Where are Peter’s parents? How did Hook lose his hand? What makes the crocodile tick? This swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan chronicles the adventures of Molly, a girl charged to protect a cargo of stardust, and an orphan named Peter who eventually becomes “The Boy Who Never Grew Up.”

The Maine Premier: Thursday, September 14, 7:30 p.m. (Preview)
Friday, September 15, 7:30 p.m. (Opening)
Saturday, September 16, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 16, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 17, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 21, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 22, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 23, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 23, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 24, 1:00 p.m.


Production Team

Dawn McAndrews

Jim Alexander
Set/Lighting Designer

Elizabeth Rocha
Costume Designer
Cynthia McGuire
Music Director
Ned Donovan
Fight Director
Ivy Thomas
Props Master
Katie Moshier
Stage Manager

Cast (In order of appearance)

Connor McAndrews
Black Stache

Anna Doyle

Josh Zwick

Ardarius Blakely
Gremkin/Fighting Prawn

Rob Glauz
Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher

Amanda Robinson

Heather Irish

Tim Kopacz
Lord Aster

Mark Cooper

Emery Lawrence
Slank/Hawking Clam

Jeff Fairfield

Paul Menezes
Captain Robert Falcon

John Logan


From the Director

“On these magic shores children at play are forever beaching their (tiny boats). We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more.” – J.M. Barrie, from Peter Pan

Peter and the Starcatcher has a very special place in my heart for many reasons; its blend of hyper-theatricality, ensemble creation, and imaginative storytelling speaks to my passion as a theatre-maker. As the mother of two “Lost Boys” who spent their young lives in a near constant state of playing “Freak Out” (our phrase for make-believe), I am thrilled by the adventure of the characters in the play as well as the journey for the families and former lost boys and girls in the audience. Through the power of language and the manipulation of simple props, the stage becomes a ship, a dungeon, the ocean, and a tropical island. It’s a giant theatrical playground but it also, like all good fairy tales, conveys a deeper message about friendship, parenting, coming-of-age, and the true meaning of Home. Several years ago, my sister and I brought our families to see it for our mother’s 70th birthday—three generations celebrating family, making memories is at the heart of this wild, wacky, and whimsical play. I hope it reminds you of the dreams, joys, and wonders of your youth and the moment when you took the leap of faith into your dreams. Enjoy!