What Do Critics Think of Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday?

The Verdict   What Do Critics Think of Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday?
The new play by the two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony-nominated playwright debuts Off-Broadway.
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Kathleen Chalfant, Keith Reddin, and David Chandler Joan Marcus

Playwrights Horizons’ production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday officially opened September 13, marking the play’s Off-Broadway premiere after its debut at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. The new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony nominee Sarah Ruhl weaves a tale of grief, family, second youth, and the inevitability of growing old.

For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday is directed by Les Waters and stars Tony nominee and three-time Obie winner Kathleen Chalfant, David Chandler, Ron Crawford, Lisa Emery, Daniel Jenkins, and Keith Reddin..

Performances of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday began August 18 and are scheduled through October 1.

Read what critics thought of the New York City staging:

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

The Huffington Post (Steven Suskin)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

Time Square Chronicles (Cody Buser)

The Wrap (Thom Geier)

Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published.

The production features scenic design by Tony Award winner David Zinn, costume design by Kristopher Castle, lighting design by Matt Frey, original music and sound design by Obie Award winner Bray Poor and Charles Coes, animals by Tony Award-winning William Berloni Theatrical Animals, and flying effects by ZFX, Inc.; the fight and fly director is Ryan Bourque. Production stage manager is Amanda Spooner.

Flip through photos of the Off-Broadway production below:

Tickets can be purchased via TicketCentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200, and in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street.


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