After a wonderful breakfast at the hotel, we went to the Literary Seminar and then to the Props Seminar. This is where we learned how they make all of the things on stage. It’s amazing how foam, glue and cheesecloth can make very sturdy rocks!
For our afternoon meal, we went to a Thai restaurant, Sweet Basil, where we had a excellent meal of beef curry and chicken curry.
We stopped at a drugstore downtown and had some delicious ice cream.
Mike was ready to go to the evening performance before the rest of us.
Fred Adams gave an informative orientation on Peter and the Star Catcher.
I went to see an exhibit from the props department while Mike read before we went to see the play.
The farcical play PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is based on the book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. It is a prequel to PETER PAN. The story is an adventure on the high seas and on the faraway Mollusk island. An orphan boy named Peter and his pretty, 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. Additional Characters include Tinkerbell, the lost boys, the scary but somehow familiar pirate, Black “Stache” Moustache (better known as Capt. Hook) and off stage, the crocodile.
The play uses wittingly the dialog and song-and-dance, referencing everything from Shakespeare to Starbucks in the process. At the touching end of the play, Peter, now Peter Pan(who can never grow up) must stay in Neverland and Molly, must return to the real world of London. There is the promise of future meetings between the two that will eventually manifest itself in Molly’s daughter Wendy’s trip to Neverland with Peter.
It was really A FUN PLAY. I just wish I could remember all the slap stick comedy.