Photo credit Jenny Anderson.
A long, thick piece of brown rope plays a pivotal role in Peter and the Starcatcher. So pivotal, it should be listed as a cast member. Throughout the performance, the set and stage direction encourage the audience to extend their imaginations as the rope transforms from scene to scene. At first, it's just rope on the deck of a ship, but as the audience becomes more invested in the show's fantastical world, the rope changes into the outline of a staircase, a prison cell, the frame of a mirror, waves on a stormy night, and the perimeter of a boxing ring. With minimal props, directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers demonstrate how creative thinking goes a long way in theatrical storytelling.MORE »