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For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday
April 10 May 12
For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday
April 10 May 12
April 10-May 12, 2019
By Sarah Ruhl Directed by Abigail Adams Steinbright Stage
"We slept in our childhood beds that night. And that night I had the strangest dream..."

Five middle-aged siblings crack jokes, argue politics, and mourn their recently deceased father over a bottle of Jameson in their childhood home. Ann, the oldest, reminisces about her star turn as Peter Pan at the local children's theatre fifty years ago, and now leads her siblings on one final journey to Neverland as they confront growing old and growing up.


Recommended for ages 12+. Approximate run time is 90 minutes. There is no intermission. 

Please note, this one-act play allows only one chance for late seating, at 15 minutes into the performance. Latecomers who arrive before then will be seated in easily-accessible seats. 

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"Like nothing I've seen, funny and touching." "Very thought-provoking, hit home." Hear what this play's first audiences had to say about the...
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Peter Pan at 70
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Enhance Your Experience
Scoop on Wednesdays

Lively pre-performance discussions (and snacks!) provide a behind-the-scenes look into the play with Resident Dramaturg Gina Pisasale and a member of the cast. Add Scoop to your shopping cart for only $5 when purchasing For Peter Pan tickets, or purchase separately here.

April 17, April 24, May 8

Open Caption

An LED screen near the stage displays dialogue in real-time, simultaneous with live speech and action. No other aspect of the performance is altered.

April 30 at 7:30pm
May 1 at 2pm
May 2 at 7:30pm
May 3 at 7:30pm
May 4 at 2pm & 8pm
May 5 at 2pm & 7pm


Facilitated post-performance conversations with the cast after Thursday evening performances, excluding previews.

April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9

The Farmhouse Bistro

Dinner & A Show

Packages are available for prix fixe dinners prior to select Wednesday—Sunday performances, beginning at $82 for non-peak performances - up to 15% off the single ticket price.

Brunch Packages

Includes brunch at The Bistro paired with tickets to weekend matinees. Call the Box Office at 610.644.3500 to order.

What's the Buzz?
"A witty and moving meditation on age, loss, and the bond between siblings, the work will surely resonate with anyone who’s lost a parent, loved a brother, or banged their head in frustration over the unending demands of being part of a family."
Broad Street Review

  • "[Ruhl] takes audiences into Neverland and shows the grieving siblings finding solace in the power of theatre and the imagination — a place where realities dissolve and time isn’t linear."

    "It's an excellent ensemble... Director [Abigail] Adams and her top-notch cast seamlessly guide the audience through Ruhl's story."

    Delco Culture Vultures

  • "Ruhl has established herself as a sly master of subverting the expected."

    "Saunders imbues Ann with a wellspring of unforced levity."

    "Tony Cisek’s slightly exaggerated sets, lighted by Dennis Parichy, capture the whimsical nature... Marla J. Jurglanis’s costumes allow the actors to shift effortlessly from real life to the realm of make-believe."

    Broad Street Review