For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday

By Sarah Ruhl
Originally produced at Actors Theatre Of Louisville, Louisville, KY
May 20 – July 2, 2016

About the Premiere Production:


(Pictured: Lisa Emery and Kathleen Chalfant.)

When she was a girl, Ann played Peter Pan at the children’s theatre in Iowa, and her father paused his doctor’s rounds to bring her flowers. Now, she and her four siblings gather to say goodbye to their dying father, stirring up childhood memories. They argue about politics, tell jokes, and wonder what it might mean to grow up. Ruhl’s play is a love letter to a large family contending with the inexorable march of time and the allure of Neverland.

Cast: Kathleen Chalfant, David Chandler, Ron Crawford, Lisa Emery, Scott Jaeck, and Keith Reddin

Director: Les Waters
Scenic Designer: Annie Smart
Costume Designer: Kristopher Castle
Lighting Designer: Matthew Frey
Sound Designer: Bray Poor
Production Stage Manager: Paul Mills Holmes
Assistant Stage Manager: Jessica Kay Potter
Dramaturg: Amy Wegener
Fight Director: Drew Fracher

Subsequent Productions:

•Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA, May 20 - July 7, 2016

News:

• "‘For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday’ and ‘This Random World’ offer virtuosity, death and comedy," LEO Weekly, March 16, 2016
• "‘For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday’ marks another triumphant Les Waters/Sarah Ruhl production," Insider Louisville, March 11, 2016

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