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Peter and the Starcatcher, the multiple Tony Award-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," is the swashbuckling, madcap prequel to Peter Pan. A dozen actors play more than 100 characters, combining their acting talent with ingenious stagecraft and an imaginative story to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up." The musical play takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew in an action-packed adventure that brings pirates, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), Peter and the Starcatcher boasts an all-star creative team and weaves an enchanting tale that appeals to both adults and kids. Learn More
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Everyone will walk away from this show moved, educated and will great self-reflection, especially artists and primarily artists of color.
On the surface the play is a company of actors reenactment the German genocide of the Herero people of Namibia, but the play really hits issues of artists' responsibility. The six actors, 3 Caucasian and 3 African American question the artist's responsibility to rely on fact and documentation or fictionalizing history to shed light on important historical events. When telling an ethnic story, who is able to speak on behalf of the people, those who are of the piece's ethnicity or does it matter as long as the story is told? When is it appropriate to ignore cultural sensitivity to portray a story? Has the fight for racial equality on the stage clouded the true purpose of storytelling?
Artistically, the writing, acting and directing superbly come together. What starts off as self-indulgent actors struggling to find motivation and depth to their acting transforms into a heartbreaking and at times humorous performance that hits subjects that I've often discussed in the rehearsal room.
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Not a good play. We enjoy most Matrix Theatre performances but this one left us totally unsatisfied with the script or the unsatisfying ending. I would not recommend this to friends. A few people walked out during the performance.
About the Ticket Supplier: Matrix Theatre Company
The Matrix Theatre Company endeavors to build a creative environment that nurtures and feeds the needs of the theatre professional. In the process, we have explored a variety of theatrical genres and styles, constantly challenging both actor and audience.
We are honored that our innovative technique has been critically acclaimed and rewarded --including numerous Ovations, L.A. Weekly awards, Drama-Logue awards, Backstage Garland awards and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) awards. Our LADCC awards include consecutive Outstanding Production awards for The Tavern(1993), The Seagull (1994), The Homecoming (1995), Outstanding Ensemble for Mad Forest (1996), and 4 LADCC awards for The Water Children (1998). The Birthday Party (2001), named Best Revival Production by the L.A. Weekly, received numerous nominations and awards, including five LADCC nominations.
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