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SC Theatre Department to Present ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

The Southwestern College theatre department will present their fall production, “Peter and the Starcatcher,” on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center.

“Peter and the Starcatcher” is the upended story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan. It follows a nameless Boy and his friends as they are thrust into a mission with the apprentice Starcatcher, Molly Aster. Amidst a vicious sea storm, the pursuit of the notoriously unshaven pirate Black Stache, a tribe of cuisine-savvy natives, and a plot to steal a precious yet dangerous treasure, Molly and the Boy rely on the magic of hope and belief to save the world from an all too dramatic fate.

“The events of the play set up the ‘Peter Pan’ characters that we all know and love including Captain Hook” says Allyson Moon, director of theatre at Southwestern. “The play also contains music; the Pirates sing, and lullabies are sung to put the young ones to sleep.  This will be entertainment for the whole family.”

The cast for the production included Ryan Pangracs as Boy/Peter; Ondreya Seahorn as Prentiss; Shawn Knepper as Ted; Jonathan Lane as Lord Leonard Aster; Kaela Massey as Molly Aster; Tanner Schartz as Mrs. Bumbrake and Teacher; Sylvia Xu as Grempkin; Scarlet Green as Bill Slank and Fighting Prawn; Ali Petrovich as Alf; Hannah Breshears as Mack and Hawking Clam; Jack Warring as Black Stache; Scott Olney as Smee; and Sarrah Sultz as Captain Robert Falcon Scott and S’anchez. 

Admission charge is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for students.  For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the SC performing arts office at (620) 221-7720, (620) 229-6272, or email boxoffice@sckans.edu.

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