Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how an orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A boy and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, containing a precious cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training, who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates — led by the fearsome Black Stache — the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.