Well, A Comedy About Childhood and Family at Arena Stage
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The last date listed for Well was Friday October 5, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage (after a sold-out run in Red Hot Patriot) to star as the tough-as-nails matriarch Mother Courage, who profits off the very war that's stealing her children from her, one by one. But will the cost of war be higher than she's prepared to pay? Broadway-bound artistic director Molly Smith helms this unique in-the-round staging of Bertolt Brecht's powerhouse anti-war drama that cleverly mixes politics and satire with a dozen raucous songs. Learn More
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Mother knows best in this hilarious and moving Tony Award-nominated comedy about childhood and family. As she talks about growing up in a household full of allergies and social activism, Lisa, the play's heroine, loses control of her own autobiography.
Things spin into riotously comic territory as her mom continually interrupts the proceedings to set the record straight. Other actors, employed by Lisa to help tell her tale, stage a comedic coup d’état, ultimately siding with her mom’s version of events. Even a bully from Lisa's elementary school days barges into the narrative.
During its acclaimed Broadway run, the New York Times described Well as “something magical” and a “deeply affecting play that has a warmth and accessibility that makes you want to recommend it to everyone.”
By Lisa Kron
Directed by Kyle Donnelly
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