Meet the Sullivans: Peter and the Starcatchers

November 12, 2013

Peter and the Starcatchers

On Sunday afternoon we celebrated my mom's birthday! My sister and I took my mom up to San Francisco for lunch and to see Peter and the Starcatchers. The weather was cool and it was such a fun time!

We didn't have plans for where we would eat before the show, and just figured that we would find something fast and easy. We ended up in a neat little place, Jasper's Corner Tap and Kitchen. The menu was really interesting (like chicken fried quail and waffles and monti cristo hand pies), and it was fun knowing the restaurant (and some of the menu items) were inspired by the legend of a prominent Irish San Franciscan, Jasper O'Farrell.

My sister, Kathee and I at lunch.

We were in a rush, so we all ordered some version of the grilled cheese. This wasn't just a plain old grilled cheese though, it had three kinds of cheese on whole wheat sourdough, with roasted garlic and tomato jam. It was amazing, and so were the champagne cocktails! I had the Sparkling Paloma (10 Dolin Blanc, Combier Pampelousse, sparkling wine)!

After lunch we hurried over to the Curran Theater to catch the show. Fun little fact, my 80-ish year-old grandpa was an usher there when he was a teenager!

The show was wonderful! Here is a little synopsis from the play's website:

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is the most hilarious-filled evening of madcap fun! In this 5 time Tony Award winning play, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination. This swashbuckling grownup prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight.

The first half felt a little slow just because they were on a ship for the entire time. And it was a tiny bit dark. Things really picked up after the intermission! I was surprised to see that some people had young children there -- maybe because they though it was a Peter Pan story and based on a "children's" novel? -- and I imagine it was boring for them. Lots of the jokes went over my head!

Like I said, the second half was really entertaining and funny. The actor who played Captain Hook was really fantastic. Our seats were way far back and I forgot my glasses, so I could barely see some of the actors, but he really stood out! And we loved the ending! It was sweet and tied right in with the classic Peter Pan. I was excited to read later that Walt Disney Pictures is making the book into a movie AND that Gary Ross, the director of The Hunger Games, signed on to direct the film. Neat right? It is bound to be a great movie!

We had such a wonderful time celebrating my mom's birthday and I hope we'll have more San Francisco adventures (more lunching and hopefully some shopping!) again very soon!


Colleen Sullivan said...

I added some dates along with the pecans and used 1/2cup granulated sugar and 1/2cup splenda brown sugar. Delish!

Colleen Sullivan said...

I really did have a fantastic day in S.F with my lovely daughters,

Colleen Sullivan said...

What a fun day!!! That food looks amazing!!! I wish I lived closer to my Momma :(

Colleen Sullivan said...

Your hair is a bit shorter, right? I love it! What a cute trio you guys make. It'd be so fun to live near family. Also, thanks for pointing me (in a different post) to Town. I've heard from someone else that that place is great. Now I'll definitely have to give it a try!

Colleen Sullivan said...

We love green smoothies around here too.. although, I haven't so much during this pregnancy. Hoping I do soon, they are so good for you. Pinning this one to try for the future!

Colleen Sullivan said...

Yum! We are on a green smoothie kick in our house for sure! I never thought to add romaine lettuce!

Colleen Sullivan said...

I'll need to try this!

Colleen Sullivan said...

That must be delicious!