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For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday (TCG Edition)

ISBN: 9781559365598
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication Date: 2018-01-09
Number of pages: 144
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"A surreal 90-minute reverie that's wistful, beautiful and perplexing, not unlike life. Surprise is a motif throughout Ruhl's plays and this is no exception." ―Karen D'Souza, Mercury News

"Wondrous. . . . Ruhl is a master of dialogue, and five distinct, fleshed-out personalities quickly emerge. . . . Ruhl injects enough stage magic into the proceedings to establish the possibility for one of her wondrous transitions out of the banal and into the otherworldly."―Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle

After their father's passing, five siblings gather to reminisce and recount the memories that shaped their childhoods. What Ann, the eldest sibling (and homage to Sarah Ruhl's real-life mother), remembers most clearly is performing as Peter Pan in grade school, playing a character who never had to grow up and indeed feeling as though she never would herself. Over the course of the family gathering, the siblings find comfort in their togetherness, in aging, and in shared memories. A lyrical new play about the suddenness of growing older and the enduring bonds of family, For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday is a sentimental tribute to feeling forever young.

Sarah Ruhl's plays include Stage Kiss; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House; Passion Play; Dead Man's Cell Phone; Melancholy Play; Eurydice; Orlando; Demeter in the City; Late: a cowboy song; Three Sisters; Dear Elizabeth; and The Oldest Boy. She is a recipient of 2004 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


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