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For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday image 1

Daniel Jenkins, Keith Reddin, Kathleen Chalfant and Lisa Emery; photo by Joan Marcus

For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday image 2

Full cast; photo by Joan Marcus

For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday image 3

Lisa Emery, Keith Reddin, David Chandler, Kathleen Chalfant, and Daniel Jenkins

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Kathleen Chalfant, Daniel Jenkins, Keith Reddin, and Lisa Emery; photo by Joan Marcus

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Full cast; photo by Joan Marcus

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Sarah Ruhl; photo by Zack DeZon

For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday


Mainstage Theater

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     AUG 18
7:30 PM
AUG 19
7:30 PM
AUG 20
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
AUG 21AUG 22
7:30 PM
AUG 23
7:30 PM
AUG 24
7:30 PM
AUG 25
7:30 PM
AUG 26
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
AUG 27
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
AUG 28AUG 29
7:30 PM
AUG 30
7:30 PM
AUG 31
7:30 PM
SEP 1
7:30 PM
SEP 2
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
SEP 3
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
SEP 4SEP 5
7:30 PM
SEP 6
7:30 PM
SEP 7
7:30 PM
SEP 8
7:30 PM
SEP 9
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
SEP 10
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
SEP 11
SEP 12
SEP 13
7:30 PM
SEP 14
7:30 PM •
SEP 15
7:30 PM
SEP 16
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
SEP 17
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
SEP 18SEP 19
7:30 PM
SEP 20
7:30 PM
SEP 21
7:30 PM
SEP 22
7:30 PM
SEP 23
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
SEP 24
2:00 PM
7:00 PM
SEP 25SEP 26
7:30 PM
SEP 27
7:30 PM
SEP 28
7:30 PM Young Member Night
SEP 29
7:30 PM
SEP 30
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
OCT 1
2:00 PM •
7:00 PM
      
Preview Performance *
Post-Performance Discussion •
Stay after the show to hear from members of the creative team and our artistic staff. Special Oct 1 PPD will feature Kathleen Chalfant, three-time Tony Award nominee Sandy Duncan, and Kathleen Kehoe Ruhl — all women who've played Peter Pan.
Open Caption Performance •

We recommend For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday for ages 9 and up.

The show runs 90 minutes without an intermission.

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Playwrights' Perspectives

Playwright's Perspective: For Peter Pan

I wrote 'For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday' as a gift for my mother (for her seventieth birthday). My mother grew up playing Peter Pan in Davenport, Iowa. As a child I looked at pictures scattered around my grandparents’ house of my mother wearing green tights and flying.

Essay

From the Artistic Director: For Peter Pan

Commentators have long noted the dark undercurrents of Peter Pan: the boy who wouldn’t grow up, whose shadow is cut from his body, the island of lost boys, the Freudian pairing of Father with Dr. Hook, the death and resurrection of Tinkerbell. Of course these dark elements are more than matched by Peter Pan’s underlying quest for transfiguration.

Essay

The American Voice: The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up

When he first flew into the bedroom of the sleeping Darling children in 1904, Peter Pan made an entrance not just onto the stage of London’s Duke of York Theatre but, indelibly, into the popular imagination. In conceiving this “Boy Who Would Not Grow Up,” J.M. Barrie invented a new myth, one that’s permeated our cultural psyche.