This production plays at The Wade James Theatre, home of Edmonds Driftwood Players from November 30-December 23, 2018. Performances are scheduled for Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. There are additional matinees scheduled for two Saturdays (December 8 and December 22).
Rehearsal schedule will be finalized after casting, but will include Monday-Thursday evenings (7 to 10pm) during beginning October 8, and Saturdays (10am to 3pm) beginning November 3.
Note: This show is full of colorful characters, high adventure and physical comedy.
BOY/PETER: A nameless Orphan boy, deeply mistrustful of adults and neglected to the point of never having seen the sun. His adventures allow him to find the hero within himself, and to take on a name worthy of the legend he becomes.
MOLLY ASTER: A teenage apprentice Starcatcher desperate to prove herself to her father. Highly intelligent and physically adept, she remains socially awkward and something of a know-it-all, and her relationship with the Orphan Boys is driven as much by competition as it is by friendship.
BLACK STACHE: A highly intelligent but malapropism-prone Pirate chief, so called due to the black mustache that is a trademark in his family. In search of a great hero who he can oppose to become a great villain,
SMEE: Black Stache’s faithful first mate. More intelligent than he gives himself credit for (but still not overly bright), Smee is willing to follow his captain in any amount of hare-brained schemes.
LORD LEONARD ASTER: Molly’s father, a Starcatcher on a secret mission for Queen Victoria. He loves his daughter dearly but is perhaps guilty of placing his mission above her safety.
TED: One of the Boy’s orphan companions, nicknamed “Tubby Ted.” Constantly hungry, he is obsessed with food and faints at the mere mention of sticky pudding.
PRENTISS: One of the Boy’s orphan companions. Pompous and sarcastic, he is intent on proclaiming himself the leader of the gang of Orphans but is too cowardly to really do anything about it.
MRS. BUMBRAKE: Molly’s faithful Nanny, a prim and proper Englishwoman prone to alliteration.
ALF: A salty and flatulent sailor on the Neverland, who falls deeply and instantly in love with Mrs. Bumbrake.
FIGHTING PRAWN: The fierce chief of the tribe of Mollusk Islanders, who was sold into slavery in England as a boy, where he became a kitchen slave in a fine house. He speaks almost exclusively in Italian cooking terms.
BILL SLANK: The nasty, greedy and cruel captain of the Neverland. It is Slank’s greed for the Queen’s secret treasure sets the entire plot in motion.
CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT: Captain of the Wasp, and Lord Astor’s old friend from their schooldays. Based loosely on the real Robert Falcon Scott.
NOTE: Aside from Boy, Molly and Black Stache, all other actors will also play additional roles portraying narrators, mermaids, pirates, sailors and islanders throughout the show.