WVPT brings ‘highly creative’ ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ to CAC

MORGANTOWN — The same thing that drew Hugh Hysell to become a producer of the Tony Award-winning “Peter and the Starcatcher” is what makes the New York-based actor love being a part of the production, which West Virginia Public Theatre will present at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Wednesday-June 9 and 2 p.m. Sunday and June 10 at the Gladys G. Davis Theatre at the WVU Creative Arts Center.
“It’s a highly creative show,” he said. “It’s a ton of fun, like when we were kids and would invent a story and use anything and everything we have available to us to tell that story.”
The family-friendly play is based on the 2004 novel “Peter and the Starcatchers” by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. It explains Peter Pan’s back-story, as well as those of Mrs. Darling, Tinker Bell and Hook.
After premiering at the La Jolla Playhouse, the production debuted off-Broadway in 2011 and opened on Broadway in 2012. Before ending its run in 2013, it took home four Tony Awards for design. Christian Borle also won Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play as Black Stache.

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