UM School of Theatre & Dance to Present ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

November 09, 2017

MISSOULA – The University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance will present “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a wildly entertaining play for the holidays, to audiences later this month.

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” directed by UM student Joel Shura as part of his final creative project requirement for his master’s degree, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24-25; as well as at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25-26. The show’s run will continue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 29-Dec. 2; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. All performances are in the Montana Theatre in UM’s Performing Arts and Radio/TV Center.

General admission tickets cost $20, and senior and student tickets cost $16. Admission for children 12 and under is $10. Tickets are available by calling the UMArts Box Office at 406-243-4581 from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or ordering online at

“Peter and the Starcatcher” is a rowdy, enchanting play that spins the tale of how the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up came to embrace his legacy as the one and only Peter Pan. Audiences of all ages will be thrilled by its inventive staging and pun-packed language while falling in love with Molly, an irrepressible young woman who gives Peter a run for his money.

“‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ is the perfect family experience for the Thanksgiving holidays,” Shura said. “It's smart, unique, great for all ages and just plain fun. Origin stories have been all the rage the past few years – from ‘Batman’ to ‘The Wizard of Oz’ – and this is no different.”

For more information, call Shura at 707-391-5710 or email A complete schedule of UM School of Theatre & Dance productions for the 2017-18 academic year is online at http://WWWSeason/17-18-season.php.

Contact: Joel Shura, UM master’s candidate in directing, 707-391-5710,; Erin McDaniel, UM School of Theatre & Dance, 406-243-4488,