The action packed comedy with live music will be free for students

McALLEN - The Neverland has set its course, and it’s sailing into the Rio Grande Valley. Lauded as “the most exhilarating storytelling in decades” by the New York Times, Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious, action-packed play making its Rio Grande Valley premiere thanks to Thirteen O’clock Theatre. Filthy pirates, island natives, and flying children from the world of Peter and the Starcatcher make us wish we all could be kids forever.

Climb aboard the Neverland and journey to the land of Rundoon with Molly Aster and the lost boys as they try to protect the Queen’s secret trunk full of magical “star stuff” from the pirates. Peter and the Starcatcher is reminiscent of all of your favorite Peter Pan stories, as well as the pirate adventures played out by children everywhere. This prelude to the classic tale is packed with imaginative staging and cleverly written humor for adults as well as the whole family.

Peter and the Starcatcher, written by Rick Elice, was adapted from the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Disney’s theatrical sensation of the production premiered on Broadway in 2012 and went on to win five Tony Awards. The production is directed by Jason C. Barrera (the company’s Artistic Director) and will feature a cast of 15 actors from cities across the upper Valley.

Peter and the Starcatcher will be showing July 22nd and 23rd and then July 29th and 30th. All performances will be held at the McAllen High School auditorium, located at 2021 La Vista Avenue. All shows begin at 8:00 p.m. General admission is $10. All students 18 and under will be admitted free of charge because Thirteen O’clock Theatre wants all of the Valley’s young swashbucklers to see this classic prelude to Peter Pan.