The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents Peter and the Starcatcher on October 25–27 and Nov. 1–3 at 7 p.m. and November 4 at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium. The play by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker, is directed by MJC Theater Professor Lynette Borelli Glidewell.
The production offers a family-friendly adventure on the high seas and the faraway Mollusk Island, where an orphan, Peter, and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in a quest to keep a magical secret safe and save the world from evil. The story is a prequel to the classic Peter Pan tale, revealing how the orphan boy meets the pirate Black Stache (the Captain Hook character), becomes Peter Pan, and stays a boy forever in Neverland.
Tickets are available online until 90 minutes prior to each performance, which is when the Box Office opens for ticket sales at the door. Tickets may also be purchased at the Box Office Tuesday through Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m., or over the phone by calling (209) 575-6776 during these hours.