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MJC Theater Stages Family-Friendly “Peter And The Starcatcher”

The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents “Peter and the Starcatcher” by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker, and directed by MJC Theatre Professor Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell. Performances are Oct. 26 and 27, and Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Ave. in Modesto.

The production offers a family-friendly adventure on the high seas and the faraway Mollusk Island, where an orphan, Peter, and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in a quest to keep a magical secret safe and save the world from evil.

The story is a prequel to the classic Peter Pan tale, revealing how the orphan boy meets the pirate Black Stache (the Captain Hook character), becomes Peter Pan, and stays a boy forever in Neverland.

The play cast includes August Eppler as Peter Pan; Kayla Bennett as Molly; Joseph Swann as Black Stache; Philip Azevedo as Smee; Christine Ford as Prentiss; Kevin Amiri as Ted; David Davidson as Lord Aster; Sarah Wilson as Mrs. Bumbrake; Aaron Burnett as Alf; Alan Alansalon as Captain Slank/Teacher; Michael Boschi as Captain Scott; David Garcia as Grempkin/Fighting Prawn; Sam Whitler as Hawking Clam; Pablo Hernandez as Mack/Sánchez and Chentelle De La Torre and Rachel Noland as Ensemble.

Tickets are $11 general admission and $9 for seniors (62 and older) and for students of all ages. Tickets may be purchased at the Auditorium Box Office, Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance, or by calling (209) 575-6776 during these hours. Tickets may also be purchased in advance online at