PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

 

 

 

WRITTEN BY RICK ELICE

 

 

PERFORMED AT ST JOHN'S UNIVERSITY

 

BY THE CHAPPELL PLAYERS THEATRE GROUP

DIRECTED BY PARKER YOUNG

 

 

SCENIC DESIGN BY HOLDEN GUNSTER

 

 

LIGHTING DESIGN BY JOE CANTALUPO

 

COSTUME DESIGN BY ALEXIS GASKIN

CHILDREN CAN MAKE DO WITH ANYTHING

THIS IS WHAT PARKER (THE DIRECTOR) AND I WANTED TO SHOW IN OUR VERSION OF PETER AND THE STARCATCHER.

WE PLACED OUR STORY IN A DUSTY OLD ATTIC FILLED WITH ALL THE ODDS AND ENDS THE CAST OF CHARACTERS WOULD TURN INTO PIRATE SWORDS SHIP SAILS. WE WANTED THE IMAGINATIONS OF CHILDREN PLAYING PETER PAN TO TAKE OVER A LIFELESS ATTIC AND TRANSFORM IT FROM A BRITISH SHIP TRAVERSING THE ATLANTIC TO A JUNGLE COVERED ISLAND INHABITED BY FORMER KITCHEN HANDS.

A FUN FACT ABOUT THIS SET, THE ENTIRE THING WAS BUILT AND PAINTED ESSENTIALLY FROM SCRATCH IN FIVE DAYS DUE TO LIMITATIONS IN THE SPACE. AND MUCH OF THE PICTURED CAST IS TO THANK FOR THAT HERCULEAN FEAT.