Loading...
BYH I just found out that there are 3 million more registered voters than there are people living in the US. I wonder...

Pan prequel: Peter and the Starcatcher tells origin story

101218peterandthestarcatcher-2.jpg
1 of 5

Actors rehearse for Peter and the Starcatcher at ECU on Oct. 10, 2018. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)

101218peterandthestarcatcher-5.jpg
101218peterandthestarcatcher-4.jpg
101218peterandthestarcatcher-3.jpg
101218peterandthestarcatcher-1.jpg
Loading…

By Macken­zie Tewks­bury
The Daily Re­flec­tor

Friday, October 12, 2018

Imagine, if you will ...

A mermaid,

A crocodile,

A flock of yellow birds,

An island, 

and Tinkerbell

In a prequel to the famous story of Peter Pan.

“Who doesn’t want to know where Peter Pan came from?” said Patch Clark, director of ECU’s Loessin Playhouse production of “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

Clark said the audience plays an equally important role in the production as they will be encouraged to tap into their own imaginations during the performance.

“The audience has to imagine doors and windows and islands and ships and all kinds of things. The audience is key in this production,” she said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for actors and designers and the audience to use imagination to bring the story to life.”

The story, without giving away too many spoilers, is about where Peter Pan came from and chronicles the story before the original 1911 story began, according to Clark. There are many of the same characters, but some of them take on different names — Captain Hook is known as Stache and Wendy is named Molly.

“It’s adventurous  and swashbuckling and music and dancing,” she said. “It’s everything you can imagine.”

The play, originally set for a Sept. 22 opening date, had a few stops and starts, Patch said. Hurricane Florence hit eastern North Carolina in the middle of their rehearsals and created challenges for the team, but Clark said it didn’t stop them from creating a memorable show.

“We were right in the middle of rehearsal ... and there’s a storm scene in the play. We have that one down really well,” Clark said with a laugh. “We’re excited to finally open the show.”

Clark, who is no stranger to the stage, has been directing Story Book theatre at ECU for nearly 20 years. She has  acquired many awards for her accomplishments throughout her career.

 Theatre has also taken her across the globe —– to Poland, Japan and beyond. To Clark, theatre is about storytelling — something she believes is one of the most important things a society can continue to do.

“I think it lifts people up out of any kind of challenge or sadness they might be going through,” she said. “I think it brings an audience together to share collective moment that’s creative and can really communicate a message.”

Clark said she hopes Peter and the Starcatcher will help lift the audience up and communicate a message of goodness.

“I hope they will see the wonderful theme in this story: the theme of hope and that everybody can be a starcatcher,” she said. “Everybody can reach out and hold on to all the things that are good in life.

“Right now, there are so many challenges in the world, being able to hold on to what is good and what is hopeful is really important.,” Clark said.

Loading…

Humans of Greenville

@HumansofGville

Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

Look

October 14, 2018

I was a proud Boy Scout and Scout leader but had lost touch with the program.

However, my youngest grandson’s excitement over having just been signed up for Cub Scouts happened to open a window on some truly monumental changes in the Scouting world. Like me, you may have missed them.

The…

Bob Garner

October 14, 2018

Last month’s flooding from Hurricane Florence brought such bad news to New Bern and its neighboring cities, towns and communities.

There is a little bit of good news for New Bern this month.

The town’s best-selling author, Nicholas Sparks, is releasing a new book, “Every Breath.…

DGMartin

October 13, 2018

I was standing along the suburban Washington waterfront a couple of years ago when a Spanish galleon showed up, proving once again that if you wait long enough, everything comes full circle.

This is especially true in the gardening world. Houseplants, embraced by hirsute, plaid-draped baby boomers…

GARDENING1

October 12, 2018

Imagine, if you will ...

A mermaid,

A crocodile,

A flock of yellow birds,

An island, 

and Tinkerbell

In a prequel to the famous story of Peter Pan.

“Who doesn’t want to know where Peter Pan came from?” said Patch Clark, director of ECU’s Loessin Playhouse production of…

101218peterandthestarcatcher-2.jpg

October 10, 2018

A shout-out to all who will join the 2018 Holiday Challenge!

I was happy that Pitt County folks participated but disappointed to learn that in 2017 Pitt County was down to 287 participants. We usually have more than 300 join in this free fun that benefits personal health and wellness.

 The…

October 10, 2018

There is nothing more beautiful than a sunrise or sunset, watching the sky come alive with energy or winding its way down for the day. And, there is nothing more beautiful than driving down 10th Street and being greeted by the bright orange Hot Light outside Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. For many, myself…

Display Case.jpg

October 07, 2018

It’s no surprise. The rest of the 2018 oyster season, extending on into 2019, will likely be a disaster for North Carolina natural harvesters and cultivators.

In addition to the loss of human life, loss of homes, and loss of any sense of normal existence wrought by Hurricane Florence, chalk…

Bob Garner

October 07, 2018

“You’d better be careful,” my wonderful seventh-grade teacher, Miss Winifred Potts, preached to my class more than 65 years ago.

Miss Potts had a set of strategies to encourage us to behave, in and out of class. To discourage mischief-making while she was writing math problems on…

DGMartin.jpg

October 05, 2018

There is something oddly familiar about Florence Ungar and Olive Madison. Their names don't necessarily ring a bell, but the sloppy sports fan and neurotic neatnik are reminiscent of a couple of characters most people have seen before.

But prettier.

Leann Rafferty and Michelle Pittman star in the…

100518gooddcouple-1.jpg

October 03, 2018

Q: I have been taking a medicine to treat heartburn. I have heard that might not be a great idea anymore and that there can be some long-term consequences for taking them. What can I do to naturally reduce or treat my heartburn? — L.J.C., Winterville

A: I asked Kathryn Clary, a second-…

KathyKolasa
244 stories in Look. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 25
        Next Page»   Last Page»