Rockwall High School Theatre and Spotlight Productions are proud to present Peter and The Starcatcher, a play by Rick Elise, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Barker, for eight performances November 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 7PM and November 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 2PM.
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. Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.
The Rockwall High School presentation of Peter and The Starcatcher features double-casting among company members of Spotlight Productions, with two unique, dynamic casts who support each other while they are off-stage by functioning as the running crew for the other cast. With scenic, lighting, costume, and promotional designs created by the members of Spotlight Productions, as well as music direction by student directors and set construction by RHS Technical Theatre students, this show represents a true artistic student collaboration that is sure to entertain.