The Wake: World Premiere by Tony-Nominated Playwright Lisa Kron
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The last date listed for The Wake was Sunday April 18, 2010 / 1:00pm.
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Multiple award-winning playwright/director David Mamet (American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross) tackles the country's most controversial topic in a provocative new tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with sexually assaulting a black woman. When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
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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.