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For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday

An inspirational and thought-provoking play presented by the Playwrights Horizons, ‘For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday’ takes the classic tale of the green-robed mischievous boy and puts a twist on it by casting Drama Desk award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant in the iconic role which replaces the young boy with an aged woman.

Why Watch For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday

A deeply touching story written by the winner of the MacArthur Fellowship and two-time Pulitzer nominee, ‘For Peter Par on Her 70th Birthday’ is the latest masterpiece by Sarah Ruhl. Using the magical character of Peter Pan, created by J.M Barrie, Sarah crafts a remarkable tale of centered along the themes of family, aging and reconnecting.

The story perfectly captures the inevitability of growing up and presents the nostalgia of things bygone in an almost perfect manner. When faced with the test of time, is it too late to search and live a second youth?

The Story

Playing the role of Peter Pan at her local children’s theatre is one of Ann’s fondest and most inspiring memories. Flash forward 50 years later when Ann and her siblings meet at her father’s funeral. Now, Neverland calls again, casting a magical spell over the siblings and reconnecting them with their childhood dreams where they confront the horrors of growing old.

Critics Reviews

" It’s to do with lightness, which in one of her essays she describes as "a philosophical choice to temper reality with strangeness, to temper the intellect with emotion and to temper emotion with humor...A sweet spot for Sarah Ruhl. Pairing philosophical daring and surreal tenderness.
" – Jesse Green,New York Times

" The cast is phenomenal, but standout performances by Chalfant and Chandler give the show heart and humor. Chalfant’s Ann is filled with a childlike wonder of the world that lends to her desire to not grow old. Chandler’s Hook is perfectly comical and truly memorable.
Cody Buser,Time Square Chronicles

Show Details

Show Timings

Tuesday-Friday 07:30 PM
Saturday 02:00 PM and 07:30 PM
Sunday 02:00 PM and 07:00 PM

Duration
1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Cast & Crew

Kathleen Chalfant as Ann
David Chandler as Jim
Ron Crawford as Father
Lis Emery as Wendy
Daniel Jenkins as John
Leading Roles
Les Waters Director
Sarah Ruhl Playwright

Know Before You Go

Audience
Suitable for ages 10 and up. Please note that the theater does not allow entry for children below the age of 4

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Mainstage Theater, 416 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues), New York

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