PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
BY RICK ELICE
PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY
"DIRECTOR JENN THOMPSON CREATES STRIKING STAGE PICTURES: a crate full of boys hanging upside down and dropping out, Molly and her nanny crowded into a life preserver. Ladders on platforms become ships that spin and collide, rippling blue cloths are waves, and characters fight with plungers and umbrellas. "Peter and the Starcatcher" is A REFRESHING JOLT OF THEATRICAL MAGIC in our commercial and cynical world. Its maxim, "To have faith is to have wings," invites us to re-examine our lives with the open eyes of a child.”
- Salt Lake City Tribune
"...HANDS-DOWN ONE OF THE BEST PIECES OF THEATRE TO BE PRODUCED IN UTAH THIS YEAR. Helmed by off-Broadway director Jenn Thompson - all the elements of the production meld together into one pleasing, cohesive whole. Pioneer Theatre Company's production of the Tony-winning hit Broadway play 'Peter and the Starcatcher' takes audiences on A TOUCHING, MAGICAL JOURNEY filled with RICH drama, WITTY humor, and all the wonder of live stagecraft."
"FRESH AND FUNNY. Quirks and quips make PTC's ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ ENCHANTING."
- Deseret News
"HIGHLY THEATRICAL and WONDERFULLY INVENTIVE. It’s perfectly MAGICAL."
"DIRECTOR JENN THOMPSON DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB of using nearly every bit of available space to create the illusion of sailing the high seas. Where Thompson truly excels is by replicating the magic of the book the play is based on by using her imagination and asking the audience to join along in the fun...The frenzied action requires cohesive teamwork, and the cast performs together like a well-oiled machine."
- The Daily Utah Chronicle