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A Play By Rick Elice

Based on the Novel by Dave Barry

and Ridley Pearson

Music By Wayne Barker

Directed by Emily Henderson



7pm- Thursday August 1

7pm- Friday August 2

2pm- Saturday August 3

7pm- Saturday August 3

2pm- Sunday August 4

7pm- Thursday August 8

7pm- Friday August 9

2pm- Saturday August 10

7pm- Saturday August 10

2pm- Sunday August 11



Wyatt Pavilion, UC Davis Campus

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Before Wendy… before Hook… and before there was a Neverland, there was a Starcatcher Apprentice named Molly, a pirate named Black Stache, and a nameless orphan…and they are about to be thrown together in a perilous (and wildly hilarious) adventure on the high seas. But, of course none of this actually exists, unless you are prepared to use your imagination.  

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.  


This wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

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