Peter and the Starcatcher

Emily Coverstone

Growing up, many of us have heard the story of Peter Pan taking Wendy and her two brothers to the magical island called Neverland. They go on an adventure and defeat Captain Hook, return home, and then they all live happily ever after. But has anyone ever wondered about the story before the story? Who was Peter Pan before he lost his shadow? Before he met Hook? Before finding Neverland and the lost boys?

From Nov. 11 to Nov. 19, students from Purdue Fort Wayne will be holding performances of the Tony-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher in the Williams Theatre at Purdue Fort Wayne.

Based off the novel by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson, the music filled show upends the century-old story about an orphan boy who turned into Peter Pan. The show will feature a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters many may recognize, while using imaginative stagecraft to bring all the magic from the story to life.

Not only will the audience get to learn the backstory of Peter, but many may learn about the lives of Mrs. Darling, Tinker Bell, and Captain Hook.

 The shows are open to all, with the admission fees as follows; $5 PFW students, High School Students, and Children under 18 / $18 for Adults / $16 Seniors, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni / $14 Groups of 10 or more / $14 other college students with ID.

From Nov. 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19, the show times will be at 8 p.m., and Nov. 13 and 19 show times will be at 2 p.m. Two shows will be performed on the 19th.  

Patrons are encouraged to call in advance to reserve their tickets and to arrive early before show time. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management or at intermission.

For more information about upcoming shows, admission fees, or cancelations go to https://www.pfw.edu/events/peter-and-starcatcher.

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