Spencer Bang to Lead Argyle's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; Full Cast
Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway play Peter and the Starcatcher written by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Baker at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island). Performances begin Thursday, September 13, 2018 for a limited run through Sunday, October 21, 2018. Opening Night is Saturday evening, September 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Under the direction of Amanda Connors, with music direction by Andrew Bourgoin, the 12-member cast will feature Raji Ahsan as Black Stache, Spencer Bang as Boy/Peter Pan, and Katrina Michaels as Molly Aster, with Amara James Aja, Nickolaus Colõn, Diego Guevera, Zack Kononov, Alex Michell, Toby Miller, Jordon Plutzer, Eric Schell, and Phillip Taratula.
Peter and the Starcatcher is a delightful play with music that tells the story of how a miserable orphan in England would eventually become Peter Pan-the beloved "Boy Who Would Not Grow Up." Based on the children's book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher features 12 actors who play a dizzying variety of characters-sailors, pirates, British naval officers, Mollusk natives and orphans in addition to 18 major roles.
This coming-of-age adventure tale begins when Peter and his mates are kidnapped and shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by evil King Zarboff. They have no idea that a trunk in the captain's cabin contains otherworldly cargo. Then they meet precocious, young Molly, a starcatcher-in-training who realizes the trunk contains starstuff, a powerful substance that should never fall into the wrong hands. The situation gets worse when pirates, led by infamous Black Stache, take over the ship and are determined to claim the trunk. The sea journey becomes a swashbuckling thrill-a-minute adventure for the young and young-at-heart.
"As the Argyle Theatre in Babylon continues its inaugural season, I'm thrilled at the talents that have come through our doors and that we've been so lovingly embraced by the Long Island community," stated Evan Pappas, Argyle Theatre Artistic Director. He went on to add, "Audiences are happy. Audiences are building. And, after the successes of Guys and Dolls and Hairspray, we are thrilled to be offering audiences something completely different: the magical Peter and the Starcatcher!"
The creative team for Peter and the Starcatcher includes Julia Noulin-Mérat (Set Design), Matsy Stinson (Costume Design), John Salutz (Lighting Design), Kathy Ruvuna (Sound Design), Mike Magliocca (Fight Director), and Bruno Baker (Assistant Director). The Production Stage Manager is Ruth E. Kramer with Ingrid Pierson as Assistant Stage Manager.
Peter and the Starcatcher will play the following performance schedule: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 3:00 p.m & 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. There are two special added performances on Wednesday, September 19 & 26 at 7:30 p.m. Please note: There are no Monday, Tuesday or Wednesdayperformances.
Tickets for Peter and the Starcatcher, NOW ON SALE, are priced from $45 - $79, and may be purchased online at www.argyletheatre.com or by calling (844) 631-5483.