The Wake: World Premiere by Tony-Nominated Playwright Lisa Kron
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Michael SparnoRed Velvet
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The other ratings were consistent with my take on the play. It was a great performance by the leading actress. The story was written by left wing democrats and it got even farther left wing. The lesbian scenes could have been done a little more artful without as much kissing- you can get the point across artistically without overdoing it. Seats were excellent..my date was a republican heterosexual so she was not too happy with the subject matter.
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.