Friday, December 8, 2017

OPENING: Peter and the Starcatcher at PIVEN THEATRE Via E.D.G.E THEATRE

Peter and the Starcatcher,    
A Play By Rick Elice; Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and    Ridley Pearson

E.D.G.E Theatre is pleased to announce Peter and the Starcatcher, A Play By  Rick Elice; Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson; Music By  Wayne Barker; Originally produced on Broadway by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes, and Disney Theatrical Productions. Directed by Melissa Crabtree, at PIVEN THEATRE 927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL 60201. 

Opening night is January 12, 8:00pm. The performance schedule is January 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28 @ 8:00PM and January 14, 20, 21, 27 28 @ 2:00PM . Tickets are $ 22. Tickets may be purchased at

Peter and the Starcatcher provides a humorous and fantastical backstory for the beloved character of Peter Pan and his arch-nemesis Captain Hook. In this wickedly imaginative play, we meet a poor orphaned child on the high seas simply called Boy because, in the absence of a mother and a father, he was never given a name. His sad and lonely world is turned upside down when he meets Molly. The daughter of famous Starcatcher Lord Astor, our heroine is on a mission to save the world and protect a treasure trunk filled with magical star stuff from getting into the hands of evil and greedy pirate Black Stache. As they travel aboard the Neverland ship headed for a faraway land, Molly and Boy learn about love, friendship and forge an unbreakable bond.

The Peter and the Starcatcher production team includes Thomas Squires , Assistant Director; Linnea Carrera, Music Director;  Ellen Willett,  Stage Manager; Orion Couling, Fight Director; Patty Halajian, Costumer; Taylor Tolleson, Set Designer and David Trudeau, Lighting Designer.

E.D.G.E.’s anachronism stands for “Esteem Development through Greater Expectations”. Using the theatre arts, they educate and entertain to foster the tools of social change. E.D.G.E has a goal of finding every participant’s personal best and holding them accountable to it. E.D.G.E. main thrust is developing theatre for marginalized communities and to bring a message of non-violence, civic and social change through exploration of the theatre arts. E.D.G.E.’s four sectors are: E.D.G.E Core, company produced classes offered on a select curriculum in theatre, social skills, history and stage combat; E.D.G.E. Satellite, E.D.G.E programs produced, collaborated or sub contracted by an outside produced program; E.D.G.E Troupe, a professional actor program providing a training ground for interns from our marginalized community to observe the highest standards of professionalism and be part of the process and E.D.G.E Workshops, limited time commitment programs are meant to harness their educational and entertainment abilities in a workshop environment. These programs are targeted for school assemblies, conventions, and camps.

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