"There is an intrinsic lyricism to Ruhl’s ideas as well as her language in this work [...] Ruhl’s writing also gives voice to a binding love between siblings that overcomes conflicting beliefs." - The Courier-Journal, Read More"A work that is equal parts dark and light, recalling the ebullient excitement of youth, but also confronting the hard fact of mortality […] Ruhl’s imagination is among the most adventurous at play today in the theater." - The New York Times
"Sarah Ruhl imbues the fantastical with a singular logic that is only hers but becomes yours during the course of the evening. She gives a map to a kind of preternatural joy; only when the curtain comes down do you remember that we cannot fly, time travel, or conjure our departed loved ones." - Mary-Louise Parker
"Having For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday to transport me back to my childhood now that ‘no one is standing sentry between (me) and death’ is a gift for which I lack adequate words to thank the playwright who wrote it for me." - Kathleen Kehoe Ruhl (the playwright’s mother)
KeywordsAging, Death, Illness/Health, Memory, Parenting/Family, Politics, Theatre/Entertainment Industry
- Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
- Time Period: 1990s
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: Sometime in the Clinton era. And in the land of memory. And Neverland, which has no time.
- Additional Features: Animal spot, No intermission, Special Effects
2, JOHN - in his late 60s. Plays John in Peter Pan.
3, JIM - in his mid-sixties. Plays Captain James Hook in Peter Pan.
4, MICHAEL - in his early sixties. Plays Michael in Peter Pan.
5, WENDY - in her late fifties. Plays Wendy in Peter Pan.
GEORGE - in his eighties. In part 1 a dying man, in part 2 a ghost, in part 3, himself
- Ensemble cast
- Parts for Senior Actors
For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday premiered at the Actors Theatre of Louisville as a part of the Humana Festival in March 2016 under the direction of Les Waters.