Press kit: For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday

For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday

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04/12/16: Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday

Berkeley Rep Presents the West Coast Premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday

This new play will be directed by former Berkeley Rep Associate Artistic Director Les Waters

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday by Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and directed by Les Waters.

Sarah Ruhl returns to Berkeley Rep! Adored by Bay Area audiences for Eurydice; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Three Sisters; and Dear Elizabeth, the Tony Award-nominated playwright brings us a tender new tale, For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday—a fanciful and moving look at growing up versus growing old within a family. In the wake of their father’s death, five siblings are driven to reconnect with childhood dreams and confront the inevitability of the passage of time. Les Waters helms this transcendent West Coast premiere. Previews begin Friday, May 20, and the show runs through Saturday, July 2, 2016. Press night for Peter Pan on her 70th birthday will be on Friday, May 27. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647–2949.

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07/08/15: Key Casting for 2015–16 Season…

Berkeley Rep Announces Key Casting for Upcoming 2015–16 Subscription Season

Frances McDormand, Kathleen Chalfant, and Steven Epp star in must-see productions

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announces key casting for three highly anticipated productions of its 48th season. Tony and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand will star in Macbeth, actor Steven Epp will make his seventh Berkeley Rep appearance in Treasure Island, and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will play the lead role in the West Coast premiere of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. The Theatre previously announced the casting of award-winning British actress Samantha Barks in the title role in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, set to begin its run in August.

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Kathleen Chalfant (Ann) in Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Berkeley Rep.

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Ellen McLaughlin (Wendy) and Charles Shaw Robinson (John) in Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Ellen McLaughlin (Wendy), Keith Reddin (Michael), David Chandler (Jim), Kathleen Chalfant (Ann), and Charles Shaw Robinson (John) in Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Berkeley Rep.

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Kathleen Chalfant (Ann) in Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Charles Shaw Robinson (John) and Kathleen Chalfant (Ann) in Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Berkeley Rep.

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Kathleen Chalfant (Ann) in Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Charles Shaw Robinson (John), David Chandler (Jim), and Keith Reddin (Michael) in Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Keith Reddin (Michael), David Chandler (Jim), and Charles Shaw Robinson (John) in Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Kathleen Chalfant (Ann), David Chandler (Jim), Charles Shaw Robinson (John), Ellen McLaughlin (Wendy), and Keith Reddin (Michael) in Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Charles Shaw Robinson (John), Keith Reddin (Michael), David Chandler (Jim), Kathleen Chalfant (Ann), and Ellen McLaughlin (Wendy) in Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Berkeley Rep.

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Kathleen Chalfant (Ann) in Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) David Chandler (Jim) and Keith Reddin (Michael) in Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Ellen McLaughlin (Wendy) and Kathleen Chalfant (Ann) in Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Kathleen Chalfant (Ann) and Ron Crawford (George) in Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Berkeley Rep.

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Award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will play the lead role in the West Coast premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday at Berkeley Rep.

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Award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl returns to Berkeley Rep with the West Coast premiere of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday.

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Les Waters returns to Berkeley Rep to direct the West Coast premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a moving look at growing up versus growing old within a family.

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Who

Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Les Waters

Cast

Award-winning stage actress Kathleen Chalfant (House of Cards) returns to Berkeley Rep as Ann in For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Chalfant last appeared at Berkeley Rep in Honour directed by Tony Taccone in 2005. Other cast members include David Chandler (John), Ron Crawford (George), Ellen McLaughlin (Wendy), Keith Reddin (Michael), and Charles Shaw Robinson (Jim).

Creative team

Annie Smart (scenic designer), Kristopher Castle (costume designer), Matthew Frey (lighting designer), Bray Poor (sound designer), Drew Fracher (fight director), and ZFX Incorporated (flying effects)

What

For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday

Sarah Ruhl returns to Berkeley Rep! The Tony Award-nominated playwright brings us a tender new tale, For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday—a fanciful and moving look at growing up versus growing old within a family. In the wake of their father’s death, five siblings are driven to reconnect with childhood dreams and confront the inevitability of the passage of time. Les Waters helms this transcendent West Coast premiere.

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

May 20–July 2, 2016

For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday calendar

Special events

Low-cost previews

Friday 5/20–Thursday 5/26

Opening Night

Friday 5/27 @ 8pm
Includes a pre-show dinner for donors sponsored by Autumn Press, C.G. di Arie Vineyard & Winery, Folie à Deux, and Hotel Shattuck Plaza

Teen Night

Friday 5/20 @ 6:15pm

Free docent events

Docent talks before Tuesday and Thursday evening performances and discussions after all matinees

Post-play discussions

Thursday 6/9, Tuesday 6/14, and Friday 6/24 following the performance

Open captioned performance

Sunday 6/26 @ 2pm

How much

Premium: $48–89 · Section A: $41–73 · Section B: $29–60 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 30 years of age
  • $10 discount for students and seniors one hour before curtain
  • Groups of 10 or more, email groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

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