On Monday, April 10, Sarah Ruhl will be "off script" for this conversation on the set of her play For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday sharing insights into her creative process and her new plays.
Sarah is a MacArthur Fellowship "Genius grant" recipient, winner of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, and a Tony Award nominee.
Sarah Ruhl will be joined by Jessica Thebus, a long-time collaborator and director of Sarah's current SGT production, actress Kathy Ruhl, for whom Sarah wrote the play, and Sandy Shinner, Producing Artistic Director of SGT.
Linda from Women & Children First will have some of Sarah Ruhl's books available for purchase following the event that Sarah will be happy to sign.
One night only! There are only 88 seats available.
We highly recommend purchasing your tickets ahead of time.
VIP reception with wine & appetizers at 6:30pm - $50 ( includes admission to event )
Doors open for student/industry at 7pm - $20
Proceeds benefit Shattered Globe Theatre's programming & outreach.
Except from an interview in Crain's Chicago Business:
CRAIN'S: Sarah, what prompted you to write a play as a gift, and why Peter Pan?
SARAH RUHL: I was very influenced by Lewis Hyde's "The Gift" and the idea that a present continues to accrue in value, so I decided to have my Yale playwrighting students start each semester by writing gift plays. This had such a profound effect on them, I thought of trying it myself, especially since my mother didn't seem too happy about turning 70. She played Peter Pan as a teenager in Davenport, Iowa, and my early love of theater was formed by pictures of her as the boy who won't grow up.
The curtain goes up next Thursday, April 6th, for this intimate Chicago Premiere of Sarah Ruhl's new play, For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, directed by Jessica Thebus. Tickets are ONLY $20* for previews ( April 6th-9th ).
Purchase Tickets at the link: www.theaterwit.org/tickets/productions/317/performances; Sarah_Ruhl_3_30_17 )#top .
*$10 Student and Industry tickets available for previews ( April 6th-9th )
For industry discounts please use code "INDUSTRY".
Tickets are now available for SGT's 4th Annual Shattered Soirée at the stunning Ravenswood Event Center on May 12th. Please join us for a night of live entertainment, photobooth fun, tantalizing food & drink, and unique auction itemsto benefit SGT's season programming & outreach.
About Shattered Globe
Shattered Globe Theatre was born in a storefront space on Halsted Street in 1991. Since then, we have produced more than 60 plays, including 9 American and World premieres, and have garnered an impressive 42 Jeff Awards and 102 Jeff Award Nominations, as well as the acclaim of critics and audiences alike.
Shattered Globe Theatre is partially supported and funded by generous grants from
the Shulman-Rochambeau Charitable Foundation, the James P. and Brenda S. Grusecki Family Foundation, The Field Foundation of Illinois, The Blum-Kovler Family Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Robert J. & Loretta W. Cooney Family Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council, and a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.