What genre is Peter and the Starcatchers?


Fantasy Fiction


Adventure fiction

Peter and the Starcatchers/Genres

What is the theme of Peter and the Starcatchers?

Like Barrie’s Peter Pan, Peter and the Starcatcher is a whimsical story that infuses the exciting, magical elements of a fairy tale into the mundane world we recognize from outside of the theater. Peter and the Starcatcher reinforces themes of the belief in magical possibilities beyond reality as we see it.

Is Peter and the Starcatcher a musical?

“Peter and the Starcatcher” is a play with music but not a traditional musical. It’s much less on the nose when it comes to realism than, say, the current Broadway musical “Finding Neverland.” It’s a piece that works better in a more intimate space.

What age is Peter and the Starcatcher suitable for?

The play is billed as suitable for younger audiences but “most enjoyable” for children ages 10 and up; that felt right, though we saw plenty of kids who were clearly younger than age 10. Many jokes will go right over younger kids’ heads (I caught nods to Ayn Rand and Groucho Marx).