The Wake: World Premiere by Tony-Nominated Playwright Lisa Kron
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The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face in the Broadway hit Good People. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), this Tony-nominated dramatic comedy finds struggling single mother Margie Walsh laid off from her job at the dollar store and left with the reality that her South Boston neighborhood is providing the same level of opportunity it always has: none. It's the kind of place where, for many people, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills. Facing eviction, Maggie's forced to turn to an old high school flame for help. But he's now a successful physician living in the suburbs ... and Margie is way out of her element. With his signature humorous glow, David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hope that come with having next to nothing in America. Learn More
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Overall, the play was entertaining. For me, the play lost its way, particularly because there was no intersection of the two dominant themes: love and politics. Still, the dialogue was smart and, for the most part, the acting was solid.
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After the curtain falls, and the play is over, and you're out on the street afterward, it rare when the play is still going on, IN YOUR HEAD. The issues and polemics of this play are fascinating - it needs some trimming to the first act, but...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Refreshing… A kind of lesbian fantasia on national themes… brought to life in all its multifaceted hues by the marvelous Heidi Schreck.” —Los Angeles Times
“A major American work for our time… It’s damn good playwriting… A superb ensemble… Leigh Silverman expertly manages a wealth of detail.” —Variety
“The cast is excellent under Leigh Silverman’s astute direction, with Heidi Schreck giving a many-layered performance.” —The Hollywood Reporter* *
In her Tony Award-nominated 2006 Broadway debut,_ Well, _Lisa Kron turned the mother-daughter dynamic on its ear by giving her mother equal time on stage to challenge her accounts. Obie Award-winners Lisa Kron and Leigh Silverman reunite for a searing show which navigates the ever-shifting landscapes of home, heart and country.