Peter and the Starcatcher Introduction by Dave Barry and

Peter and the Starcatcher Introduction by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Introduction by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson The Annotated Script of the Broadway Play Peter and the Starcatchers The hilarious script for the Broadway play Peter and the Starcatcher is presented along with commentary by the playwright the directors the composer the set designer and our own Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Filled with behind the scenes information and photos of the cast and crew this annotated script will enchant and entertain fans of the book and the play alike


10 thoughts on “Peter and the Starcatcher Introduction by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Introduction by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson The Annotated Script of the Broadway Play Peter and the Starcatchers

  1. Kim van de Kamp Kim van de Kamp says:

    Great play while reading I could almost see and hear the actors even though I haven't seen the play yet


  2. Olivia Jardas Olivia Jardas says:

    Something about the boy makes Molly feel like she just grew up a little They're speaking in Dodo a language known only to well Dodos and a handful of very special humans Been thinkin' 'bout getting in shape me self Round is a shape But I call him Tubby Cuz he's food obsessed Porpoises are not fish They're mammals just like you or Germans Liar The Stache is on everyone's lips And I'm in no mood for mooshoo Alf Tried it once went through me like the winter wind in Wessex Cuz perspiration's the mark of true leadership Hi I'm 16 I'm beautiful and I'm in the market for something long term In our language 'Molly' means suid poop My bloomers have stood up to stronger wind than this Full speed ahead My father will have your guts for garters To have faith is to have wings


  3. Doug Doug says:

    As a big fan of Barrie's original play of 'Peter Pan' much than the better known musical adaptation I was curious what I'd make of this award winning 'preuel' stage adaptation of Barry Pearson's children's book especially in how co directors Rees and Timbers utilized a bare bone aesthetics and theatrical imagination to bring the script to life Unfortunately the 'annotations' are rather skimpy on such information but the copious photos do help to visualize what the production looked like As for the play itself I vacillated between finding it clever and charming and a bit too twee for my taste


  4. Mike Schuh Mike Schuh says:

    Read as possible title for our spring show This is a show that might be better seen Act Two a lot better with some great witty comedy Liked it a good read but didn't love it


  5. Victoria Hansen Victoria Hansen says:

    I love this book This brings you on a journey of Peter before he even is Peter I own this book personally and I go back to it again and again If you read this book you won’t be disappointed


  6. Kate Kate says:

    Loved the play; the annotated script is also fun


  7. Kirk Elsmore Kirk Elsmore says:

    The preuel to the timeless story of Peter Pan this feature length play does everything right by vocalizing the dreaded transition from child to adult Peter Pan's growing up complex is ever present as the play continues preludes the themes of childhood heartlessness motherhood and the search for a commonplace With all great scripts andor screenplays the ability to visualize the production andor film becomes a simple task Yet Peter and the Starcatcher brings something new to the scene with its witty dialogue complex environments and clever plot which makes for an interesting and experimental interpretation Tailored for adolescent and adult companies alike this play is extremely flexible and is indeed enjoyable beyond a solemn read The opportunity to work with others in staging this story surely brings it all to new heights Although scripted stories may be enjoyed for personal indulgences full understanding and appreciation always seems lost without physical and collaborative efforts


  8. Tony Laplume Tony Laplume says:

    I was drawn to the books on which this play was based thanks to my love for Dave Barry and his historical fictional predecessor Peter Pan Every time I come across someone who's never heard of Dave I feel a need to clap my hands and chant I do believe in Dave I do I doThe curious thing critics noted at the publication of the first book on which this play is based was that Dave and his co writer Ridley Pearson chose a somewhat moderate direction in crafting their preuel story which is to say it wasn't filled with abject goofiness driven by the impish impulses of little boys Actually that was left to the grownupsWhen I learned that a play had been created from it and that there was an annotated script available I was instantly fascinated Those becoming impatient for some actual reviewing in this review I ask that you turn off your ticking clock for just a little longer I knew I wasn't going to be seeing the play anytime soon so this would be the next best thing complete with creator insights I mean could there be a better substitute?Reading the notes along with the script turned out to be a good decision Frankly it's been a few years since I read the first book so the many changes the playwright and production staff made would have been lost on me so my ignorance of a missing character or two would not have been on porpoise groan The streamlining was cleverly achieved Reading how and why they made these decisions was almost as interesting as the play itselfThe shape of the play and the notes explaining it was almost a story unto itself a lesson in the art of theater what drives those who pursue it and the creative process in general Sometimes it can be somewhat insular if you ever watched a movie and wondered why so many elements are familiar it really is because they were placed there as loving odes unless placed there by clueless hacks which may actually make this the ideal way to experience the play with everything explained Clearly the play was designed as a comedy plus unabashedly a love letter to theater in general One has the sense that the play is almost love letter than playIt's also vindication for Peter Pan fans in general that there's plenty of life left in the old boy as it were With the recent flop of Pan at the movies and critics being ridiculous in their comments Why make an obliue reference to lost boys??? which is exactly the kind of thing this play revels in you'd think Peter's time in pop culture is coming to a final desperate endPerish the thought This is an awfully big adventure Cherish it


  9. Ava Arkin Ava Arkin says:

    This book is a great read it is the preuel to Peter Pan but in a play form When Molly goes aboard a ship called the Neverland accompanied by her nanny MrsBumbrake her curiosity gets the best of her and she follows a sailor named Alf When Alf leaves she meets three boys The first named Prentiss who thinks he is the leader of the group Ted who is completely food obsessed and a strange boy named Boy Molly takes the boys from under the ship and takes care of them Molly's father Aster on the other hand is abord another ship with the name of The Wasp Not only does aster get captured but he also realizes that the ship has been taken over by pirates run by the famous Black Stache Both ships end up meeting trying to get a trunk The importance of the trunk is great there is this magical substance in it called starstuff When one gets their hands on starstuff it makes them what they want to be When the two ships come together there is a battle for which trunk is the right one By the end of that scene the Neverland is destroyed but most members of the ship make it to the island Once at the island Molly and Boy who is now called Peter are split up Peter does have Ted and Prentiss though The three boys travel through the forrest meeting Indians named Fighting Prawn and Hawking Clam They do not like the English and therefore sentence them to death The tree boys await there terrible fait of being a crocodiles meal Thank gosh Molly saves them by making the crocodile bigger and shattering its cage Once they all get away Peter ends up plummeting into a warm grotto that is golden He meets a mermaid who gives Peter a last name Pan When he goes and finds Molly Black Stache has her captured along with the Indians the boys and Aster Peter saves them all by giving Black Stache the trunk He opens it and it is empty in such rage he slams the tunk on his hand cutting it off and getting the name of Captin Hook It is finally time for Molly and Aster to leave but Peter and the boys have to stay This book has many twists and turns always throwing something new at the reader It is Magnificat and magical


  10. Judie Judie says:

    Most people have seen or at least know the story of Peter Pan the lost boys Captain Hook Wendy and all the other characters created by J M Barrie Since the play’s opening in 1904 it has become a novel a movie a musical and a perennial favorite But did you ever wonder what Peter and the Lost Boys were doing before they came to Neverland? How Peter Pan and Captain Hook met? Why does the crocodile have a clock inside? How did Tinkerbell come into being? Why Wendy? In 2009 Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson along with illustrator Greg Call published their version of the Peter Pan preuel PETER AND THE STIRCATCHERS It didn’t take long for Rick Elice to turn the book into a musical It won five Tony Awards in 2012 The annotated script of the Broadway play is a delight It begins with a trip that Lord Astor is making for ueen Victoria to deliver a very special trunk His thirteen going on fifteenyear old daughter Molly accompanies him They soon meet up with a group of orphan boys including one who has no name and some pirates The trunk is switched by a nasty crew who are delivering the boys to a King who unbeknown to the boys bought them To protect her Lord Astor puts Molly on the boat with the boys captained by Black Stach which he thinks is a slightly slower merchant ship Meanwhile Lord Astor’s ship had been captured by pirates PETER AND THE STIRCATCHER answers the uestions posed above and many many It is a delightful adventure full of puns twists and inside jokes performed in an amazingly altering minimalist set It tells how the main characters developed from who the were when they first appear on stage into who they have become in “Peter Pan” It is filled with illustrations of numerous scenes as well as renderings of some of the costumes The Annotated Script explains the inside jokes and references for those who may not catch them It also provides background on the story and those involved in the writing I saw the play before I read the script The script added uite a bit to my appreciation of the play and when I see it again in a few weeks it should prove even valuable


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