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Peter and the Starcatcher Now Playing at the Ahmanson Theater

“All children, except one, grow up.” ~ opening to Peter Pan

Photo by Jenny Anderson

Photo by Jenny Anderson

Peter and the Starcatcher, a play by Rick Elice, based on the children’s book of a similar name by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, is an imaginative and humorous telling of the story of the Boy who wouldn’t grow up and his friendship with Molly, The Starcatcher.

Photo by Jenny Anderson

Photo by Jenny Anderson

The play’s creative use of sparse props and enchanting stage sets invite you to use your imagination as you are taken on a journey in this prequel of how the Boy became Peter Pan. Picture a simple rope turning into a room and then waves. Picture actors becoming doors on the ship, The Neverland, and plants in a jungle. This cast of 12 actors, plays dozens of characters and objects. You may be reminded of your own imaginary, magical world when you were a child.

Photo by Jenny Anderson

Photo by Jenny Anderson

While the humor and dialogue are intended more for adults, the whimsical nature of this play will resonate with children ages 10 and older as well.

Peter and the Starcatcher, winner of five Tony Awards, is playing now through January 12th at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles.

Tickets range between $40 and $100 Monday through Friday and $55 – $110 Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to check out special offers available for mid-orchestra seating and mezzanine seating on the following link while availability lasts.

The Ahmanson Theater is located at 135 N. Grand Ave.

Dana Wilde grew up playing “sous chef” for her father as he churned out one amazing meal after the next for family and friends. She inherited her father’s life long passion for cooking and has spent the past two decades studying, reading, practicing, experimenting, and creating in the kitchen. Together, she and her sister, Shan are Simply Wilde, a small boutique catering business focusing on in-home entertaining.
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