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Arena Stage - Fichandler
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
202-488-3300
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"Well"
19 ratings
3.5 average rating
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6 reviews
9 stars
attended Sep 27 2007

This was rightly a critical success but not a commercial one. It is a play within a play which attempts to recount or describe the relationship between the playwright and her mother. Both actresses (Ackerman and Robinette) are excellent in the...continued

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27 reviews
71 stars
attended Oct 05 2007

Staging was too unwieldly - play too fragmented

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20 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 05 2007

Because it dealt with a profound subject, health and illness, I thought it would be profound. Instead, it was trite, repetitive --- constantly spelling out what it is trying to do. It substitued cute tricks, such as a girl popping from...continued

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Description

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

<em>Carousel</em> Mariah Carey Evangel Christmas Celebration 2016 <em>Black Side of the Moon</em> Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show <em>Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical</em> Step Afrika!: <em>Magical Musical Holiday Step Show</em> Septime Webre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley</em> <em>Into the Woods</em> <em>The Secret Garden</em>