‘For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday’ Theater Review: Grown-Ups Flounder in Neverland

In plays like “Stage Kiss” and “The Clean House,” Sarah Ruhl has established herself as a playwright capable of injecting the fantastical into the mundane, of bringing a kind of magic realism to kitchen-sink dramas.

Her promising but underwritten new play, “For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday,” which opened Wednesday at Off Broadway’s Playwrights Horizons, starts out as a memory play. A 70-year-old woman named Ann (Kathleen Chalfant) recounts her experience playing Peter Pan on...

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