Peter and the Star Catcher

College of the Desert presents: Peter and the Starcatcher 

A Play by Rick Elice

Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson 

Auditions will be held by appointment in Theatre Too on the College of the Desert Campus 43-500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert 92260

Audition Information

Monday, September 11, 6-9pm

Tuesday, September 12, 6-9pm

Callbacks Wednesday, September 13, 6-10pm

Rehearsals start 9/25/2023.    

For initial auditions, please bring a short (1 minute) whimsical monologue from a play, committed to memory. Sides from the show will be provided for callbacks.

Contact Professor Janet Miller to schedule an appointment time. 

All roles open. Please bring all known conflicts.

Performance Dates

Peter and the Starcatcher runs 6 performances in Theatre Too Nov. 10, 11, 17, 18 7pm, Nov. 12 & 19 3pm.  

Show Synopsis:

Peter and the Starcatcher is a play that provides a humorous and fantastical backstory for the beloved character of Peter Pan and his arch-nemesis Captain Hook. It is the prequel to the Peter Pan story. The play is set in 1885 during the reign of Queen Victoria and follows the journey of three orphan boys and a smart, witty girl named Molly Aster to the imaginary kingdom of Rundoon. Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair...and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.  


  • Black Stache
  • Molly
  • Boy (Peter)
  • Grempkin/Mack/Sanchez/Fight Prawn
  • Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher
  • Slank/Hawking Clam
  • Smee
  • Prentiss
  • Alf
  • Lord Aster
  • Captain Scott
  • Ted 

Actors step in as narrators, sailors, pirates, mermaids and beyond.

College of the Desert is a California Community College and, as a condition of participation, each cast/crew member must be enrolled in a production-related course. TA 022 is the rehearsal and public performance of a large-scale theatre production.

Course Information

The credit course assigned to Peter and the Starcatcher: 

2038 TA 022 Play Production/Acting 3.0 6:00p-9:50p MTWR T1 Miller, J. 

8-week class: 9/25 – 11/19 

Rehearsals for Peter and the Starcatcher

Performance dates Nov. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19.

Audits may be permitted.  

Prerequisite: Audition or consent of instructor.