In the Wake

In the Wake

by Lisa Kron

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"Funny, moving, and undeniably sexy. The heady blend of smart dialogue and characters... makes it a candidate to be the Angels in America of the Bush II decade." —San Francisco Chronicle

"Luminous... Kron marries vigorous political probing with pitch-perfect humor and heartache." -New Yorker

"In the Wake is a serious and engrossing examination of a recent period in our history. It is a big, ambitious work." -New York Observer

"Don't be surprised if Kron's resolute, maddening, emotionally distraught and very familiar characters are still rumbling around in your head like the after effects of an intense dream... An astute and challenging play that scrutinizes American history with laser-beam precision." -TimeOut New York

On Thanksgiving Day, after the controversial 2000 election, political junkie Ellen gathers with family and friends in her cramped New York City apartment. Soon after, she experience an unexpected passionate encounter, and discovers that ideas about America and our own selves are not as fixed as they once seemed.

Lisa Kron is the author of the book and lyrics to the musical Fun Home, and the plays Well and 2.5 Minute Ride, among others. She is a founding member of the award-winning theater group The Five Lesbian Brothers.

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ISBN-13: 9781559363884
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication date: 04/22/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,244,353
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lisa Kron is a writer and performer whose work has been widely produced in New York, regionally and internationally. Her plays include Fun Home, a musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel, written with composer Jeanine Tesori; The Ver**zon Play; In the Wake; Well; 2.5 Minute Ride and 101 Humiliating Stories. Her honors include playwriting fellowships from the Lortel and Guggenheim foundations, the Sundance Theatre Lab, the Lark Play Development Center, the American Voices New Play Institute and the MacDowell Colony, as well as the CalArts/Alpert Award, a Helen Merrill Award, and grants from the Creative Capital Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a founding member of the OBIE- and Bessie-Award-winning collaborative theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers. She serves on the board of the MacDowell Colony and the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America.

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