Berkeley Rep and Center Theatre Group present a powerful world premiere from the creators of Broadway’s Well. After an idyllic Thanksgiving filled with food, football, family and friends, a woman discovers how one passionate act can affect everything—her faith in love, her faith in country, her faith in herself. This tale of heartache and hope unfolds amidst the turmoil of American politics in the 21st century. Obie Award-winners Lisa Kron and Leigh Silverman reunite for a searing show which questions whether we as Americans appreciate our freedom.
Lisa Kron’s plays have been performed on Broadway, off Broadway and around the world. The recipient of many grants and awards, she teaches playwriting at Yale and helped begin an award-winning theatre group called the Five Lesbian Brothers.
Leigh Silverman has staged premieres of many important plays, including Neena Beber’s Jump/Cut, Eve Ensler’s The Treatment, David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face and Lisa Kron’s Well. She works at renowned theatres throughout the United States and directed Wit on London’s West End.
Sneak a peek at Lisa Kron’s In the Wake, where passion and politics ignite