Peter And The Starcatcher
written by Rick Elise with music by Wayne Barker
based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
directed by Tempest Wisdom
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, this play examines Peter Pan’s early years, before he discovered Neverland. Although all children (except one) grow up, we are reminded to take time to enjoy some swashbuckling adventures. Lose yourself in childhood fairytale nostalgia once more.
Christine Yan (Captain Scott) is a second year Computer Science major. This is her first UT show and she would like to thank the incredible cast and crew of Starcatcher.
Dhiraj Patel (Grempkin/Mack/Sanchez/Fighting Prawn) is a first year potential Neuroscience/Psychology major. This is his first show with University Theater.
Emil Sohlberg (Lord Aster) is a second year Computer Science major. He has previously worked on Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Flanders). Emil hopes to be in many more shows during his time at UChicago.
Elizabeth Ombrellaro (Ted) is a first year and has no idea what is set out for her future. Some of her favorite roles over the years were Ms. Knagg in Nicholas Nickelby, Arvide Abernathy in Guys and Dolls, Mammy in Cripple of Inishmaan, and the "Gentlemen Caller" from For Whom the Southern Bell Tolls. However, her most favorite shows to work in have been ensemble based like Peter with UT, Umbrella with Silver Kite, a local theatre in Seattle, and the San Francisco Project she did with her high school. She would like to thank her family, friends and cast members for being supportive during her first quarter at UChicago making the experience a blast and filled with laughs. She hopes that everyone enjoys the show as much as she did working on it.
Hope Gundlah (Molly Aster) is a second year English and TAPS major. She has previously worked on Comedy of Errors (First Merchant/Second Merchant/Messenger), Circe (Zoe/The Nymph), and She Kills Monsters (Farrah/Evil Gabbi). She is also in the cast of Momentum, a Maroon TV show currently in production. She is the Assistant to the Director of the Youth Ensemble at The Revival.
Katy Surhigh (Mrs. Bumbrake) is a fourth year English major. She primarily works as an actor and stage manager. Previous UT credits include LEAR (SM), Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Nelson), Winter's Tale (ASM), The Seagull (ASM), and Urinetown (Billy Boy Bill). She has also stage managed for UChicago Commedia and has served on UT Committee since 2016.
Kendall Phillips (Slank/Hawking Clam) is a first year potential Biology major. This is her first UT mainstage and she’s so grateful to have worked with an amazing and loving cast and crew!
Kenjiro Lee (Alf) is a second year Political Science major. He has previously participated in Theater and is an active writer, director, performer, and board member for the performance group Iris at UChicago, but this is his first UT mainstage. Kenjiro is fulfilling a long-time wish to be in Peter and the Starcatcher after seeing it on Broadway five years ago. Kenjiro would like to emphasize he is not playing a cat-eating alien in this show.
Krishna Kumar (Peter) is a first year prospective Math major, and this is his first UT Show. He previously worked on Natya Bharatiya's production of Jaat Hi Poocho Sadhu Ki (Student), as well as numerous shows for the Potomac Upper School. Outside of performance, he has also served as an Audience Services Intern and Dramaturgy Intern for Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. and Arena Stage, respectively.
Leonardo Ferreira Guilhoto (Black Stache) is a second year in the college. Other than previous acting experience in Brazil, prior to his arrival in Chicago, Leo also plays Arlecchino in UChicago's Commedia Dell'Arte troupe, and has been involved with the Classical Entertainment Society.
Tess Gundlah (Prentiss) is a second year English and TAPS double major at the college. She has previously participated in The Dean's Men production of Comedy of Errors (Angelo) and Weekend of Workshops' Pericles, But Marxist (Lysimachus, Marx, and others). She is honored to have worked with the amazing cast and crew of Peter and the Starcatcher!
Zander Galluppi (Smee) is a first year PhD candidate in the Committee on Immunology. This is his first production with University Theater, and he is very excited to return to the stage after a five year hiatus from acting.
Tempest Wisdom (Director) is a student in the college.
Patrick Doyle (Production Manager) is a third-year majoring in Philosophy. His previous UT credits include: Urinetown (APM), The Seagull (APM), After the Revolution (PM), Circe (PM), and She Kills Monsters (Sound Assistant). In addition to work in the UT community, Patrick manages Occam's Razor, UChicago's freest improv comedy troupe, and is a member of the Club Volleyball Team.
Josh Hart (Stage Manager) is a fourth year Psychology major and TAPS minor. He has previously worked on Rumors (Assistant Stage Manager), Hamlet (Assistant Stage Manager), and West Side Story (Production Manager). He is thrilled to have had the chance to work with such a fun cast and crew!
Hannah Zinky (Dramaturg) is a student in the college.
Amelia Frank (Scenic Designer) is a student in the college.
Abigail Chang (Costume Designer) is a student in the college.
Abby Weymouth (Lighting Designer) is a second year Chemistry major. She has previously worked on Fall Workshops 2016 (Assistant Lighting Designer), Comedy of Errors (Assistant Set Designer), Circe (Assistant Lighting Designer), and Nari (Lighting Designer).
Lynn Chong (Props Designer) is a student in the college.
Sara Everson (Props Designer) is a student in the college.
Stephanie Slaven-Ruffing (Sound Designer) is a student in the college.
Maggie Strahan (Music Director) is a fourth year TAPS major. She has previously worked with University Theater as an actor (Amadeus, Urinetown, West Side Story, After the Revolution, Mr. Burns, She Kills Monsters) and as Assistant Stage Manager (Belleville), as an actor with The Dean's Men (Love's Labour's Lost), and as an actor with TAPS (The Winter's Tale).
Adam Johnson (Pianist) is an alumni of the College. With University Theater, he has acted (Grey Gardens, Amadeus, Urinetown, The Seagull), directed (Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen..., The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds), dramaturged (Macbeth, Twelfth Night), and played piano (Cabaret, Comedy of Errors), and from 2016 to 2017, Adam was the Chair of University Theater Committee.
Bruno Petrucci (Percussionist) is a second year Physics major who really needs to study more physics. His first theater experience was with CES's Timon of Athens (Various Roles), and this is his first UT show! Hit him up after the show to say he sounds awful or ask how he can play so many instruments so badly in one show!
Jenny Haar (Keyboardist/Percussionist) is a fourth year computer science major, music minor. She has previously provided music for Love's Labour's Lost (Tenor Sax/Bassoon) with UT, and she is also involved with the UChicago pep band, chamber orchestra, and early music ensemble.
Deb Kemp (Assistant Director) is a student in the college.
Nicola Lustig (Assistant Production Manager) is a first year excited to be involved with her first UT show!
Helen Malley (Assistant Stage Manager) is a student in the college.
Emma Shapiro (Assistant Stage Manager) is a student in the college.
James Wiegle (Assistant Scenic Designer) is a student in the college.
Peter Laurin (Assistant Scenic Designer) is a student in the college.
Tara Vogel (Assistant Costume Designer) is a student in the college.
Elizabeth Ashby deButts (Assistant Costume Designer) is a student in the college.
Anna Segal (Assistant Lighting Designer) is a student in the college.
Si Squires-Kasten (Assistant Sound Designer) is a student in the college.
Avi Sheehan (Tech Staff Liason) is a student in the college.
Margaret Glazier (Committee Liason) is a student in the college.