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 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 You want a story about a family that isn't an intense drama, maybe most suited for an older crowd.
Don't see it if You want dark drama, clashing family members, something fast-paced. Younger audiences probably won't relate to the story as well.
See it if You enjoy Peter Pan, Kathleen Chalfant, or plays exploring family, especially sibling relationships
Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays with no intermission (90 minutes), plots and dialogue centered on death and mortality; have connections to Peter Pan
See it if you want to see a play about grief and love and families and how important theatre is.
Don't see it if you want a linear experience; this play purposefully floats between worlds and the experience is meant to wash over you.
See it if a play dealing with mortality and adulthood interests you. The acting is great and you get to see a real piece of the author
Don't see it if a slow start and subtle drama turn you off
See it if you're a fan of Sarah Ruhl or Kathleen Chalfant. There are many weak points but there's a good story in there somewhere.
Don't see it if You don't like sentimental plays, or dream/fantasy sequences.
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
See it if you like theater about aging, mortality and family relationships.
Don't see it if you find the realistic sounds of a person dying disturbing. Also, if you don't like shows with split personalities.
See it if You have a soft spot for Peter Pan and appreciate fine acting, especially the wonderful Kathleen Chalfant.
Don't see it if Can't deal with a quirky play. It jumps from a slow and awkward deathbed scene to a hilarious and touching Peter Pan take-off.