PETER AND THE STARCATCHER: CATCHING STAR STUFF with Sayville Players’ Winter Drama production
The play Peter and the Starcatcher—a prequel for Peter Pan by Rick Elice based on the book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson—is rife with witty repartee that relies on the transformative “star-stuff” of its enthusiastic company for its magic. Here we first meet the inchoate characters of Captain Hook, the Lost Boys, and Tink before their destinies give them legendary shape. With great expectation, we watch the orphan without a name become the eternal boy—Peter Pan.
Although it is no easy task to take the very cheeky British humor and deliver it to an American audience for laughs, the Sayville Players (in both casts) had enthusiasm in abundance; the slapstick comedy with undertones of poignancy made for entertaining theater. While the performances by the three unchanging leads: Hunter Caiazzo (Peter), Aidan Deverna (Smee), and Alexander Pittari (Stache) were outstanding, there were no small parts in both praiseworthy supporting casts (for names and more photos Google Tidings Online). Great job!