In the wake of their father’s death, five siblings are driven to reconnect with childhood dreams and confront the inevitability of the passage of time in a new play by Sarah Ruhl.
The Off-Broadway production of For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday closed October 1, 2017. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: Playing Peter Pan at her hometown children’s theater is one of Ann’s fondest, most formative memories. Now, 50 years later, Neverland calls again, casting her and her siblings back to this faraway dreamscape where the refusal to grow up confronts the inevitability of growing old. In her highly anticipated return to Playwrights, Sarah Ruhl conjures a tender, yearning tale that flies in the face of time, in the search for a second youth.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony nominee Sarah Ruhl returns to Playwrights Horizons after successful runs of her plays "Stage Kiss" and "Dead Man’s Cell Phone." "For Peter Pan..." had its debut at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in May 2016, followed by runs at Actors Theatre of Louisville and Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit in Chicago. Here's a promo from the Louisville production:
The cast is headed by Tony nominee and three-time Obie winner Kathleen Chalfant ("Angels in America: Millenium Approaches") as Ann. She is joined on stage by David Chandler, Ron Crawford, Lisa Emery, Daniel Jenkins, and Keith Reddin.
What's Playwrights Horizons? PH is a long-running Off-Broadway theatre on West 42nd that develops new plays by both veteran scribes and folks just off the radish truck (admittedly, the radish truck might have made a stop at an MFA playwriting program). The shows are produced in the company's state-of-the-art venues on West 42nd Street, with production standards equal to the best of Off-Broadway....generally, nothing too conceptual or provocative, just interesting plays, well rendered. More here.