1225 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday
In this moving, tender and very personal play from Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl, the longing for the immortality of Neverland confronts the inevitable passage of time. Five siblings – 2 doctors, 3 Republicans and 1 teacher of rhetoric – move from their father’s hospital bed to a Jameson-fueled kitchen table wake, and then head for the “second star to the right and straight on until morning” (J.M. Barrie). In this world of make-believe, now seen through the eyes of these adults, there is still magic and wisdom for the young at heart.
“We’re overjoyed Sarah Ruhl has awarded SGT the rights to her new play,” comments Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner. “Under Jessica’s direction, Sarah’s humor and unique spin on the classic tale will touch every audience member’s heart. I’m excited to surprise the audience as the intensity of the first two sections of the play transforms into a world of imagination and metaphor.”
For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday by Sarah Ruhl is sponsored by Dan and Claudia Cyganowski and dedicated to the memory of Carol Cyganowski to honor her long-time support of Chicago Theater and women playwrights.
For more information about the artists and the production please visit: ShatteredGlobe.org