Well

  • Date:
    March 1, 2006


    Written by: by Lisa Kron.
    Directed by: Leigh Silverman
    Cast: Lisa Kron, Jayne Houdyshell, Daniel Breaker, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, John Hoffman and Christina Kirk.
    Synopsis: The play opens with Lisa Kron's mother sitting on a La-Z-Boy recliner in the middle of the stage. As the play goes on to deal with Kron's personal experiences of healing, a comedic coup d��tat breaks out.

    What the critics had to say.....

    BEN BRANTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says �Ms. Kron may well be the best stand-up memoirist of the American theater. She has an inspired gift for spinning the depths of personal mortification into high-flying comedy�
    CLIVE BARNES of THE NEW YORK POST says "Mercilessly elongated, intermissionless 100-minute play."
    MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "Truly a beautiful play in many ways, "Well" paints a mother-and-daughter picture of rich, unusual artistry."
    ROMA TORRE of NY1 says "This unusual, clever comedy is a well of emotions and issues that amounts to one of the most thought-provoking exercises in Broadway history. "
    LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY says "The most daring Broadway offering of the season may not be the musical about human meat pies or the comedy with cat-killing Irishmen or the drama featuring the pretty Hollywood megastar. The most audacious of all might just be Lisa Kron's "Well," the disarming, good-natured, almost brutally deceptive little piece that had the nerve to contact a mainstream audience at the Longacre Theatre last night with no gore, no hype and - so far - no stars."
    HOWARD SHAPIRO of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER says "Lisa Kron crawls into your brain and tickles."
    MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS says "Uproarious and often touching comedy about mother-daughter tribulations."

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