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 After caring for their dying father 5 siblings discover being an adult is staying grounded and wanting to fly. Not as fun as it wants to be.
Don't see it if A whimsical pantomime approach to death, aging & childhood will leave you befuddled. Even Tinker Bell would find this Pan too airy fairy.
See it if you HAVE to go. This is nothing new, and mostly listening to adults, well talk, yes just talk about nothing really
Don't see it if you want a thoughtful discourse in growing old or never growing up. Don't see it if you want to see conflict and complexity, this is boring.
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 you like something offbeat, are interested in topics like aging and being an adult, admire solid performance and Kathleen Chalfant
Don't see it if you want satisfying drama, or can't deal with death, whimsy or fantasy.
See it if you are curious to see what Sarah Ruhl tries not so successfully to create with a Peter Pan Play and are interested in her family.
Don't see it if you don't like plays that are somewhat disjointed, long for 90 minutes and thematically confusing.
See it if EVERYONE MUST SEE THIS! its a story of youth, age, life & death! Theres something for everyone in this play! All seems relevant & timely.
Don't see it if for any reason! I brought 3 very different people/ages/genders & they all left loving it & feeling something. A true work of art
See it if You're open to probing family relationships in a warm, honest and sometimes painful - and always moving - manner. Wonderful and smart!
Don't see it if if you think this is a lighthearted version of the (truly profound) story of Peter Pan. The playwright takes a deep, personal dive here.
See it if You want to see a poignant Sara Ruhl riff on death, growing up, & family memories. Beautifully written, well-acted, thoughtful. Don't miss!
Don't see it if You like chronological narratives, don't like one-actors that are full of thought-provoking insights, don't like Peter Pan.
See it if you enjoy a sentimental piece, you like the utilization of extended metaphors, you enjoy family-centric shows
Don't see it if you want a quickly moving show; you have no interest in family-centric plots or discussions of death
See it if Have a recollection of the original play and want to see the aerial acrobatics
Don't see it if you are looking for a excellent stage direction and acting First scene was static. Second scene badly acted and directed
See it if you want to see what Sarah Ruhl's furtive mind is up to these days. Very ambitious play that doesn't always work, is sometimes boring
Don't see it if you think you're going to be entertained by a backstory to Peter Pan.NOT. It's Albee's ALL OVER meets Peter Pan for Octogenarians. Indulgent
See it if you're really into family dramas that verge on tackling the uncomfortable but pull back before it gets too heavy handed. You're a Ruhl fan.
Don't see it if you long for deep portraits of characters. There wasn't enough time to develop them. You want heart-tugging emotional moments.
See it if you like great ensemble acting. You like unconventional structures and writing.
Don't see it if you don't like structural/narrative left turns and absurdist storytelling. You want linear narratives or characters. Amateur "flying" rigs.
See it if you are a die hard Kathleen Chalfant fan or have a Peter Pan fetish.
Don't see it if you are looking for a fully developed play because this feels like a bunch of actors saying lines that could have been improvised.