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Peter and the Starcatcher

By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Directed by Nate Cohen

To Be Rescheduled Fall 2020
Ethel M. Barber Theater
30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston


This Tony winning play, based on the best-selling novels upends the century-old story of how an orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.

This grown up tale is an adventure on the high seas and on the faraway Mollusk Island. An orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a magical secret safe and save the world from evil.

Suggested Ages: 10yrs and Up
Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes


Performance Schedule

To Be Rescheduled Fall 2020

Ticket Pricing

General Public                               $25
Seniors (62+)/Area Educator      $22
NU Faculty/Staff/Emeriti             $20
Full Time Student/Kids                $12
NU Student                                   $6/Adv. $12/Door


RICK ELICE (Playwright) Broadway: THE CHER SHOW, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, JERSEY BOYS (with Marshall Brickman, Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe; directed by Des McAnuff:Tony Award, Best Musical); THE ADDAMS FAMILY (with Marshall Brickman, Andrew Lippa; directed by Jerry Zaks). Regional: TURN OF THE CENTURY (with Marshall Brickman; directed by Tommy Tune); DOUBLE DOUBLE (directed by Roger Rees); DOG AND PONY (with Michael Patrick Walker); STUDIO 54 (with Stephen Trask, Peter Yanowitz; directed by Christopher Ashley). His book Finding Roger, An Improbably Theatrical Love Story is published by Kingswell.

WAYNE BARKER (Music) won the 2011 Drama Desk Award for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Other credits include DAME EDNA: BACK WITH A VENGEANCE on Broadway (composer, co-lyricist with Barry Humphries). Reg’l: THE GREAT GATSBY (Guthrie), TWELFTH NIGHT and THE THREE MUSKETEERS (Seattle Rep). TV: A LITTLE CURIOUS. Other: Mark Bennett’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (orchestrations). Dramatists Guild: artistic associate for new musicals at NYTW.

NATE COHEN (Director) is a director, teacher and activist. Chicago credits: Directing at Collaboraction and Northwestern, Assisting at Steppenwolf and Northlight. Portland credits include various roles with Artists Rep, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, Third Rail Rep, CoHo Productions, Action/Adventure, Theatre Vertigo Resident Director, Lead Producer of the international tour of The Gun Show, Portland Area Theatre Alliance Board Member, and directed World Premieres of KCACTF award-winning plays MIDDLE NAMES and ALONE IN A TAXICAB…. Nate has been a teaching artist at Oregon Children’s Theatre, numerous public schools, and was Program Director of Isinglass/Artists Rep’s esteemed Egg Summer Theatre Leadership Academy.