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Entr’Acte Theatrix 
to present an encore run of
Peter and the Starcatcher
to inaugurate the brand new
Conrad N. Hilton Theatre at the Esther B. O’Keeffe
Center for Creative Education (CCE)
in West Palm Beach
March 31 – April 9

Peter and the Starcatcher is a tiny show, but spectacle, wit, and joy spill out of it like treasure from a magic pocket.” Justin Davidson ~ Vulture

February 28, 2017
WEST PALM BEACH, FL:  Entr’Acte Theatrix and the Peter Halmos Foundation will mount an encore presentation of their well-received production of the award-winning musical play Peter and the Starcatcher from March 31st through April 9th. The show’s original run, which was produced in association with Theatre of Collaborative Arts, was interrupted by the onset of Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.  Peter and the Starcatcher will be the first production to open the brand-new Conrad N. Hilton Theatre at the Esther B. O’Keeffe Center for Creative Education in West Palm Beach.

“Entr’Acte Theatrix’ mandate to nurture and support the next generation of theatre artists, and the mission of the Center for Creative Education to empower students to grow academically, creatively, and socially through arts based education are a perfect fit,” says Entr’Acte’s Founder and Executive Producer, Vicki Halmos.

The winner of numerous honors, including five 2012 Tony Awards, Peter and the Starcatcher was named one of the New York Times, New York Magazine, New Yorker’s Top 10 shows of the year. The play is based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and was conceived for the stage by a multiple award-winning creative team including directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, writer Rick Elice, and composer Wayne Barker.

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, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair, and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, containing a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training, who realizes the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Carlo-Rufino Sabusap

Carlo-Rufino Sabusap

Carlo-Rufino Sabusap will once again direct the production: “Peter and the Starcatcher is by far my favorite play,” Sabusap recently explained. “I saw it on Broadway a few years ago and absolutely fell in love with its magic and inventive use of the theatrical experience. It uses some of the oldest, most traditional methods of stage craft, but uses it in a way that is totally inventive and fresh. I’m sure audiences of all ages who appreciate true, live theatre will enjoy every moment.”

All but one of the October cast members will reprise their roles: Tom Matthews will once again play Peter and Devin Tupler will play Molly Aster.  Other cast members include David W. Lamphier as Lord Leonard Aster, Rosseroni Paris as Black Stache, and Greg Halmos as Smee, Nik Rosa as Bill Slank/Fighting Prawn, Christopher Lam as Mrs. Bumbrake, Matthew Cejmer as Ted, Brayan Betancourt as Prentiss, Alex Fine as Alf/Captain Scott, Amada Ruggiero as Grempkin.  Devin Rizo joins the cast as Hawking Clam/Mack/Sanchez.

cast-photo-webEntr’Acte Theatrix is a not-for-profit, semi-professional, showcase company providing opportunities for emerging theatre artists, both on-stage and backstage.  The fifteen-year-old company gives students with a goal of working in the theatrical profession a chance to gain experience in their area of training or interest.  Entr’Acte, as the name suggests, is the “next step,” from classroom to career, and provides the young theatre artist with one of his or her all-important resume-building credits.

Peter and the Starcatcher will run from March 31 – April 9 at the Conrad N. Hilton Theatre at the Esther B. O’Keeffe Center for Creative Education in Northwood Village/West Palm Beach.
Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased on line at: http://www.theatreca.com. Tickets are $38; student tickets are $20.

For more information about Entr’Acte Theatrix, Theatre Collaborative Arts or Peter and the Starcatcher, contact Carol Kassie at carol@carolkassie.com / 561-445-9244.             

Peter and the Starcatcher
A Play by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
March 31 – April 9
Tickets: $38
(Seniors and Students with ID $20)
For tickets: http://www.theatreca.com
Performance Schedule:
Friday, March 31st – 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 1st – 2 PM
Saturday, April 1st – 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 2nd – 3 PM
Thursday, April 6th – 7:30 PM
Friday, April 7th – 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 8th – 2 PM
Saturday, April 8th – 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 9th – 3 PM

All performances will take place at:
Conrad N. Hilton Theatre at the Esther B. O’Keeffe Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street,
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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