When I first saw the description of Peter and the Starcatcher, self-described on the show’s website as “a grownup’s prequel to Peter Pan,” I wasn’t sure what to expect. From the first scene of the Off-Broadway comedy, however, I realized this meant dialogue delivered at lightning speed and full of jokes about everything from squid poop to Ayn Rand. It’s no wonder the show is equally hilarious and edge-of-your-seat exciting: the script was based on the book, Peter and the Starcatchers, by humorist Dave Barry and suspense author Ridley Pearson. Starring Jason Ralph as a no-name orphan, who is later christened Peter by the pirate captain Black Stache, the show follows the story of how Peter met Molly Aster (Nicole Lowrance) and found Neverland. Even more so than the title character, Molly stood out as the leader of the Lost Boys just as Lowrance did playing one of only two female characters and being the only female cast member. The other female on stage, played to perfection by Jon Patrick Walker, was Mrs. Bumbrake, a bumbling, middle-aged English woman who served as a clueless nanny to Molly. If you’re looking for a slapstick comedy sure to appeal to both adults and children, check out peterandthestarcatcher.com.