For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday (Tcg Edition)

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$14.95  $13.90
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Theatre Communications Group
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Pages
144
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.5 X 8.4 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
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Paperback
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9781559365598
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About the Author

Sarah Ruhl's plays include the Pulitzer Prize finalists In the Next Room or the vibrator play (Tony Award nominee, Best Play) and The Clean House (Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), as well as Passion Play, a cycle; Dead Man's Cell Phone; Dear Elizabeth; Eurydice; Melancholy Play; and Late: a cowboy song. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a PEN/Laura Pels Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship.

Reviews

"It's hard to imagine another play that deals so beautifully and delicately with growing up, growing old, dying, being dead, God, where does your consciousness go when you die, should we be terrified, are politics the heart of the matter or merely a sport, gender inequity, childhood, parental approval or the lack thereof, jockeying for position among siblings, religious belief, loss of religious belief, yearning for ritual even after the loss of belief, how fiction can seem more resonant and meaningful to us than fact. I was transported...but strangely felt as if I was transported deeply into my own consciousness. I only wish my mother was still alive and could have seen it!"--Cynthia Nixon
"Sarah Ruhl imbues the fantastical with such a singular logic that is only hers but becomes yours during the course of the evening. She gives a map to a kind of preternatural joy; only when the curtain comes down do you remember that we cannot fly, time travel, or conjure our departed loved ones. I wept at the end of this play, not only from its glorious and impossibly inventive resolution, but from having to depart another hilarious and divinely perverse world that Sarah created with her elegance and bottomless humanity."--Mary Louise Parker
"Ruhl's imagination is among the most adventurous at play today in the theater."--Charles Isherwood
"I don't know any playwright who trusts her audience as much as Sarah Ruhl does, and for me, the rewards of that trust are enormous. The off-kilter structure and the drifting and the deliberately meandering feel of the writing led to a kind of transcendent emotional power--you're thrown off balance by the style of storytelling, and then hit with a solid punch. Absolutely virtuoso playwriting."--Jason Robert Brown
"Having For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday to transport me back to my childhood now that 'no one is standing sentry between (me) and death' is a gift for which I lack adequate words to thank the playwright who wrote it for me."--Kathleen Kehoe Ruhl [the playwright's mother]