Shattered Globe Theatre Presents the Chicago Premiere of Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY

Shattered Globe Theatre will conclude its 2016-17 Season with the Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, written for her mother Kathleen Ruhl, a Chicago actress who played Peter Pan onstage as a teenager and stars in SGT's production. Directed by Jessica Thebus, FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY will play April 6 - May 20, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press opening isTuesday, April 11 at 8 pm.

The full cast includes Shattered Globe Ensemble Members Doug McDade*, Eileen Niccolai* and Ben Werling* with Kathleen Ruhl, Patrick Thornton and HB Ward.

When do you really become a grown-up? Is there a moment that defines maturity? Or will you, like Peter Pan, "never wear a tie"?

In this moving, tender and very personal play from Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl, the longing for the immortality of Neverland confronts the inevitable passage of time. Five siblings - 2 doctors, 3 Republicans and 1 teacher of rhetoric - move from their father's hospital bed to a Jameson-fueled kitchen table wake, and then head for the "second star to the right and straight on until morning" (J.M. Barrie). In this world of make-believe, now seen through the eyes of these adults, there is still magic and wisdom for the young at heart.

"We're overjoyed Sarah Ruhl has awarded SGT the rights to her new play," comments Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner. "Under Jessica's direction, Sarah's humor and unique spin on the classic tale will touch every audience member's heart. I'm excited to surprise the audience as the intensity of the first two sections of the play transforms into a world of imagination and metaphor."

Ruhl's play premiered this season at Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival, and transferred to Berkeley Rep this summer.

The production team for FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY includes Jack Magaw (scenic design), Sarah Jo White (costume design), Shelley Strasser Holland (lighting design), Chris Kriz (sound design), Vivian Knouse (props design), Michael Stanfill (projections design), Steve Peebles (assistant director), Kelly Claussen (production manager) and Tina Jach (stage manager).

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