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Peter and the Starcatcher, an alternative origin story for Peter Pan, is an ensemble piece featuring a dozen chameleonic storytellers, each with moments in the spotlight. But Theater Up Close’s profligately imaginative romp features standout performances by student Abigail Berkowitz, and veteran Nicholas Richberg
Underneath all the imagination and playfulness inherent in the upcoming fantasy of Peter and the Starcatcher at the Arsht Center, a practical apprenticeship has been forged among students and professionals so synergistic benefit that sometimes the lines get blurred who are the mentors and who are the mentees.
Peter and the Starcatcher is not, as most people think, about the magic of Peter Pan. It’s about the magic of theatricality and what theater can deliver that no other art form can. It’s less about why Peter will never grow up and more about why theater will never die. Crammed with scores upon scores of visual and aural tricks of the trade, Peter and the Starcatcher may have a few flaws, but it’s the kind of spectacle that should not be missed for those who enjoy luxuriating in the unleashed imagination of stage professionals.