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the ripple, the wave that carried me home

by CHRISTINA ANDERSON
Directed by MIRANDA HAYMON
A co-production with Goodman Theatre
World premiere
Peet’s Theatre

SEP 9–OCT 16, 2022 NEW DATES
Priority on sale NOW AVAILABLE
General on sale JUN 29, 2022

In this world premiere commissioned by Berkeley Rep, playwright Christina Anderson brings us a poignant, transporting, and quietly subversive story of racial justice, political legacy, and family forgiveness. Janice’s childhood was steeped in her parents’ activism as they fought for the integration of public swimming pools in 1960s Kansas and taught scores of Black children to swim. But Janice later steps away from her parents’ politics and starts her own life and family far away—until she’s pressed into speaking at a ceremony honoring her father. the ripple, the wave that carried me home is a moving exploration of a family’s response to injustice and a daughter’s reckoning with her political inheritance.

the ripple, the wave that carried me home was developed in The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

Anderson is a gifted playwright you want to pay attention to. She has the voice of a poet.

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