Playwrights Horizons presents the New York premiere of Sarah Ruhl's play in which five siblings are driven to reconnect with childhood dreams in the wake of their father’s death. More…
Playing Peter Pan at her hometown children’s theater is one of Ann’s fondest, most formative memories. Now, 50 years later, Neverland calls again, casting her and her siblings back to this faraway dreamscape where the refusal to grow up confronts the inevitability of growing old. Ruhl conjures a tender, yearning tale that flies in the face of time in the search for a second youth.
See it if only if you are intent on seeing every work written by Sarah Ruhl.
Don't see it if you expect interesting characters, dialogue and situations or if you want a play that really has something to say about Peter Pan.
See it if Want to spend 20 minutes wishing a character would die. Sorry they weren't dead when the play began so we could get on with it.
Don't see it if You are a fan of Chalfant. She's terribly miscast in a badly written part in a poorly written play Nesver believed she wanted to be Peter.
See it if You want to see a dull under developed uncooked play. You have to see all of Sarah Ruel's plays. Good or bad
Don't see it if You have no Patience for theatre companies producing plays by famous playwrights even if a play isnt ready
See it if you love Chalfant. She soars (literally!) even in an incoherent vehicle. But what gibberish she and her cast mates must speak. Bad script.
Don't see it if you want insights. Discussions (religion, politics, euthanasia) are superficial. Ruhl delivers a mess. Waste of talented cast/expensive set.
See it if Ruhl experiments w/ a family drama that for once doesn’t hinge on ghastly suppressed secrets or neurotic personalities. Sounds cool, right?
Don't see it if you expect that experiment to succeed. Play fails to stimulate emotionally or intellectually. Sadly lowered my estimation of Ruhl. Skip.
See it if Strange scene transitions from a father's deathbed, to a whiskey fueled wake and then Neverland. Chalfant is brilliant always!
Don't see it if not whimsical like the title may suggest; I saw this very early in previews needs more development.
See it if You're a Ruhl fan or a Kathleen Chalfant fan (she's good in everything, but even she can't save this play).
Don't see it if I should have given up after Dead Man's Cell Phone! The woman behind me summed it up best: "Can someone please tell me what that was about?
See it if A waste of a beautiful Sunday afternoon! A morbid allegory of PETER PAN where hook represents death and Peter is afraid to grow old and die.
Don't see it if You love anything to do with Peter Pan. This show will spoil it for you forever unless you try very hard to forget it.
Also The cast tries. The costume change is clever as is the use of the set
See it if a play about "growing up" through the eyes of some 50-year-olds sounds interesting
Don't see it if The first two thirds of the show were excruciatingly boring. I'm disappointed because I enjoy some of Sarah Ruhl's other work