The Northern Arizona University Department of Theatre will capture the audience’s imagination during its production of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” Performances run April 21-30.

The Tony-Award winning play is the story of an unhappy orphan boy who becomes Peter Pan, exploring depths of greed and despair as well as bonds of friendship and faith.

“Audiences embark on a hilarious romp on the high seas, through the Neverland they never knew, to the distant island of Mollusk,” said director Kathleen McGeever, who is the theatre chair. “A dozen actors play a multitude of unforgettable characters and take us on a spectacular journey using the limitless possibilities of imagination.”

McGeever said NAU is one of the first non-equity productions to get to the rights to “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

“It is an excellent play for our students, the department, community, and in particular, the season we have selected,” she said. “We ask audiences to consider how faith, religion, science, strength and love helps us understand others. In theatre, we hope to peer into what makes us tick as human beings.”

Besides actors, nearly 30 students are involved in the crew and assisting stage and costume designers.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and NAU employees and $8 for students and children. For tickets go to NAU’s Central Ticket Office or call 928-523-5661. Group discounts available. For weeknight complimentary parking, go to nau.edu/guest.

Peter and the Starcatcher

7:30 p.m. April 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

2:30 p.m. April 30

NAU’s Clifford E. White Theater in the Performing and Fine Arts Building (#37)