Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice
Part of the APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher explores how a young orphan ultimately became Peter Pan. A wildly theatrical show, 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, the family-friendly show playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
Run time TBD, please call for details
About Appalachian University’s Department of Theatre and Dance
Theatre and Dance embraces the university’s mission to provide:
- a well-rounded liberal education and the opportunity to pursue a special field of inquiry
- to promote the intellectual, cultural and personal development of its students
- to serve as a center of cultural and professional activity within its state and region
Additionally, the mission of Theatre and Dance is to provide a liberal arts curriculum for the BA degrees in Dance Studies and Theatre Arts including concentrations in Performance, Design/Technology, Theatre Education and General Theatre. The department offers a Dance Studies-Honors program, minors in theatre or dance, and courses to meet General Education requirements in various perspectives, the fine arts and wellness literacy. The department also values the opportunity to offer coursework for integrated learning through the arts to the overall student population.
Vital to the support of this mission is a dynamic co-curricular production program that provides exemplary theatre and dance experiences to students, the university community and the region. Coursework and the production program emphasize skills that prepare students for professional careers in the arts but are highly transferable to other pursuits.
The departmental philosophy is to support the university’s liberal arts environment through a balanced and integrated emphasis on teaching, creative activity, scholarship and service.
Also, the department offers some special programs and resources unique to the department.