The North Valley community is in for a treat as the Starlight Community Theater prepares to stage the comic-book-themed play, “Captain Fantastic,” in August.

Located at 1611 W. Whispering Wind Dr. Suite 9, the Starlight Community Theater has become a beloved hub in North Phoenix, offering a rich mix of live performances aimed at both entertaining and enriching the community. As a nonprofit corporation, the theater’s mission is not merely to present shows, but to actively encourage participation from individuals of all ages, providing growth and educational opportunities through an array of theatrical experiences.

This month, the theater brings the vibrant world of comic books to life with “Captain Fantastic,” under the direction of Kelly Swope and produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

The story centers around Waldo Puppybreath, an aspiring journalist juggling school woes, a high school bully modeled after the infamous Godfather, and land speculation intrigues. When circumstances push him to the brink, Waldo takes inspiration from his beloved comic book heroes, leading to a whirlwind of events filled with zany characters, rip-roaring chases, slapstick action, and a dose of romance.

While navigating this twilight world, Waldo encounters colorful and exaggerated characters mirroring his real-world predicaments, leading to a fast-paced, farcical narrative. “Captain Fantastic” ultimately carries a timeless message of good triumphing over evil, serving up plenty of laughs along the way.

The production promises to captivate audiences with its unique blend of comedy, action, and drama, ensuring an unforgettable experience for theatergoers. Starlight Community Theater’s commitment to facilitating active participation, learning, and growth in the realm of live theater adds an extra layer of depth to the audience’s engagement.

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11 and Friday, Aug. 18, with 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows on both Saturdays, Aug. 12 and Aug. 19, and matinees at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 20.

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