After its successful, sold-out run of “Shrek the Musical,” The Playhouse at Allenberry has set its sights on its first play of the opening season.

“Peter and the Starcatcher” features a company of 12 actors playing more than 100 characters in a play looking at Peter Pan’s life before he became the boy who wouldn’t grow up.

The play premieres this weekend, and it will end its run next weekend.

The play is a grown-up’s prequel to “Peter Pan,” and is a five-time Tony Award-winning play that features pirates, mermaids, orphans and secret agents of the Queen.

The show is based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (“Jersey Boys”) with music by Wayne Baker.

On stage at Allenberry, the show is directed by Dave Olmsted with vocal direction by Mary Butler George. The cast includes Garrett Knisely as Peter, Jeremy Slagle as Black Stache and Rebecca Schrom as Molly.

“Peter and the Starcatcher” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 9, 14-16, and at 2 p.m. Sept. 9, 10 and 16. Tickets are $28 for adults and $42 for students/seniors.

The Playhouse at Allenberry is located at the Allenberry Resort at 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs. For tickets, visit keystonetheatrics.com or call the box office at 717-462-4401.

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