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Oct. 6, 2014, New Orleans, LA - A cast of twelve actors will transform themselves into nearly 100 characters in Peter and the Starcatcher, ("Starcatcher"), the second production this season from Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre. The Tony Award-winning Starcatcher opened on Broadway just over two years ago and has been described as a "wildly theatrical, hilarious and innovative retelling of how a miserable orphan came to be the boy who never grew up."

Starcatcher upends the century-old legend of Peter Pan. It tells the story of an orphaned boy on the high seas, referred to as "Boy" because he is never given a real name. His wild adventures provide a hilarious backstory for the beloved character of Peter Pan and his arch-nemesis Captain Hook. It is based on the 2006 novel of a similar name by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, adapted for the stage by Rick Elice. This family-friendly show will enchant audience members of all ages.

Beau Bratcher will direct the production which is accompanied by a small orchestra. Boy's sad and lonely world is turned upside down when he meets Molly, the daughter of famous Starcatcher Lord Aster. Molly is on a mission to keep a trunk full of treasure from getting into the hands of an evil and greedy pirate. As the two travel aboard the Neverland ship headed for a faraway land, Molly and Boy learn about love, friendship and forge an unbreakable bond.

Bratcher, who is also managing director of The NOLA Project, offers this tidbit: "Peter Pan first premiered in 1904. I can think of no better way to celebrate his 110th birthday than with this fun and feisty tale of his origin. This play is a love letter to Peter Pan, theatre and never growing up. Come celebrate with us!" Bratcher won a Big Easy Award for his direction of "A Truckload of Ink" and also teaches theatre at Lusher Charter School in New Orleans. He hopes that theatergoers come willing to let their imaginations take them away. That should be easy with choreography and movement by Heidi Malnar and musical direction by Tammy Mansfield.

Peter/Boy: Nick Stephens
Molly: Ashley Ricord Santos
Black Stache: Alex Martinez Wallace
Bill Slank/Hawking Clam: Lucas Harms
Smee: Clint Johnson
Prentiss: Keith Claverie
Ted: Price Provenzano
Lord Aster: Jimmy Murphy
Bumbrake/Teacher: Alex Smith
Alf: John Alec Barnes
Fighting Prawn: Bill Mader
Captain Scott: Michael Rangel

New Curtain Time and Ticket Offers: Le Petit is implementing a new curtain time of 7:30 p.m. for its evening shows. In addition, Sundays are "Family Day" - get 4 tickets for the price of 3 for our matinee performances on Nov. 16 and 23. The Wednesday, November 12th performance offers discounted ticket prices from $15 - $25 and on Thursday nights, students benefit from 50% off by entering promo code LEARN online. All other ticket prices remain $30 - $50 and may be purchased online at or by visiting or calling the theatre's box office at 504-522-2081.

Sponsor: The eleven performances are sponsored by "The Random Grandmothers," a group of 10 grandmothers who support the arts and arts education in New Orleans.

Nonprofit Partner: Starcatcher is the perfect show for Le Petit to partner with the nonprofit Son of a Saint organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of father-absent young males through mentorship, education, mental health and sports. Son of a Saint representatives will be on hand at Le Petit before the shows to provide information and collect donations. Le Petit will donate tickets to the organization as well. For more information visit