Premieres and a Sarah Ruhl Play Coming From Playwrights Horizons

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Ellen McLaughlin, left, and Kathleen Chalfant in a 2016 production of Sarah Ruhl’s “For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday” at Berkeley Repertory Theater.

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Playwrights Horizons, an Off Broadway nonprofit focused on American playwrights, plans to stage five world premieres as well as a new play by Sarah Ruhl as part of its next season.

The theater company announced Tuesday that it would open its season late in the summer with Ms. Ruhl’s latest play, “For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday,” which was produced last year at the Actors Theater of Louisville and at Berkeley Repertory Theater. The show, beginning previews Aug. 18, is about a woman who played Peter Pan at a children’s theater 50 years earlier, now facing the death of…

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