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147 E. Pueblo St., Reno, NV 89502

Peter and the Starcatcher

Written by: Rick Elise
Based on the novel by: Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
Music by: Wayne Barker
Directed by: Melissa Taylor

  • Evening Showdates: July 6(tt), 7, 8, 13(tt), 14, 15, 20(tt), 21, 22, 27(tt), 28, 29@ 7:30p
  • Matinee Showdates: July 8 (Family Day/Artown Performance), 9, 16, 22 (PWYC) 23*, 29 (PWYC) 30 @ 2:00p
  • (tt) = Thirsty Thursday- FREE drink with ticket purchase, PWYC denotes Pay-What-You-Can performance, * denotes post-show talk-back.
  • Please note that the Talk-Back performance of this event will take place on July 23rd.


  • Regular: $25 per person
  • Senior/Military: $20 per person
  • Student: $18 per person
  • Under 12: $12 per person

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.

Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life. 

The Cast:
Hannah Gebensleben as Peter
Hannah Davis as Molly
Chad Sweet as Black Stache
Abel Echeverria as Grempkin/Fighting Prawn
Kirk Gardner as Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher
Johnny Berriochoa as Slank/Hawking Clam
Robert Zellers as Smee
Noel Tsuchiya as Prentiss
Jesse Spooner as Ted
Kevin McCray as Alf
Joe Paslov as Lord Aster
Matthew Craugh as Captain Scott
Chad William Michael as Mack/Sanchez


Peter and the Starcatcher is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


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