PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Ahmanson Theatre

Photo by Jenny Anderson

Pauline Adamek – LA Weekly

Much like the dastardly pirates terrorizing the high seas in his fun Peter and the Starcatcher, playwright Rick Elice has ransacked the best of British kids lit, giving us plucky, pint-sized sleuths fresh from the Boy’s Own adventures and larger-than-life characters straight out of rowdy pantomimes. Based on the 2006 novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, the tale is an imagined prequel to one of England’s most beloved plays, Peter Pan, Or, The Boy Who Never Grew Up.
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Myron Meisel – The Hollywood Reporter

The steely durability of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan mythology gets mightily flexed in this willfully imaginative fantasia of Victorian music hall tropes, modern mash-up gestures, Story Theater techniques and period nancy humor. Shameless puns, alliteration, spoonerisms and daft nonsequiturs abound.
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Now running through January 12.