FRAMINGHAM – Friday is opening night for Framingham High School Drama Company’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher.
There are just two performances Friday, October 12 and Saturday October 13. Both shows start at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at www.showtix4U.com or at the door.
“I personally love Peter and the Starcatcher because it tells the well-known story of Peter Pan in a new perspective that focuses on overcoming challenges,” said Framingham High actress Michelle Moran. “Getting to play Molly is a wonderful experience: she is a great role model for young girls because she proves that girls can do anything they set their mind to!”
Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be ‘The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up’ (a.k.a. Peter Pan).
From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
Synopsis: A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.
The show is appropriate for all ages.
The Framingham High production is directed by Stephanie Henry.
Framingham High students in the cast:
● Alex McLaughlin (sophomore): The Boy
● Michelle Moran (senior): Molly Aster
● Michael Celestin (senior): Black Stache
● Max Connor (junior): Prentiss
● Madilyn Spear (junior): Ted
● Hannah Bossange (sophomore): Smee
● Ethan Kerr (sophomore): Lord Aster
Behind the scenes, Emily Dupcak (senior) runs the show as stage manager and is assisted by Katie McQuail (senior) and Priscilla Silva (sophomore).
Petroni Media Company photos from Thursday’s dress rehearsal.