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Argyle Theatre: Past Productions

Peter and the Starcatcher
at Argyle Theatre in Babylon, NY
September 13 – October 21, 2018

Long Island’s newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatre (Evan Pappas, Artistic Director) presents the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway play Peter and the Starcatcher written by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Baker at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island).  

Under the direction of Amanda Connors, with music direction by Andrew Bourgoin, the 12-member cast will feature Raji Ahsan as Black Stache, Spencer Bang as Boy/Peter Pan, and Katrina Michaels as Molly Aster, with Amara James Aja, Nickolaus Colõn, Diego Guevara, Zack Kononov, Alex Michell, Toby Miller, Jordon Plutzer, Eric Schell, and Phillip Taratula.

Peter and the Starcatcher is a delightful play with music that tells the story of how a miserable orphan in England would eventually become Peter Pan—the beloved “Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.”   Based on the children’s book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher features 12 actors who play a dizzying variety of characters—sailors, pirates, British naval officers, Mollusk natives and orphans in addition to 18 major roles. 

This coming-of-age adventure tale begins when Peter and his mates are kidnapped and shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by evil King Zarboff. They have no idea that a trunk in the captain’s cabin contains otherworldly cargo. Then they meet precocious, young Molly, a starcatcher-in-training who realizes the trunk contains starstuff, a powerful substance that should never fall into the wrong hands.  The situation gets worse when pirates, led by infamous Black Stache, take over the ship and are determined to claim the trunk. The sea journey becomes a swashbuckling thrill-a-minute adventure for the young and young-at-heart.

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