Step into the mind of Tony-award-winning playwright Lisa Kron with this thoughtful and funny examination of how our relationships with our community, family, and friends are reflected in our health.
Told as a memory play by Lisa, the onstage playwright, about her mother Ann, the play combines ideas of social activism, mind over body, and experiments in theatrical form. As Lisa recounts her childhood in Lansing, Michigan, and beyond to answer the question “What makes us WELL?” her planned “multicharacter theatrical exploration of issues of health and illness both in the individual and in a community” spins hilariously out of control.
Emerging director Bree Bridger is excited to take on the piece, "Finding wellness in our lives and our community is more complicated than a self-help book, an online op-ed, or an inspirational hashtag can cover,” she said. “This is no ‘well-made play’; like life, it loses its place, comes together only to fall apart again, and has a broad scope. As the carefully crafted narrative unravels, we find what it takes to get a group of different people in any setting to improve their mutual wellbeing. We look forward to transforming Studio 101 into the lovely Kron home, and sweeping our cast and audience into the play's dysfunction all around them."
WELL was developed by commission at Dixon Place and co-presented with the Public Theater in New York. The workshop production received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Lucille Lortel Foundation as part of New York Now, the Public’s annual play reading festival.
WELL runs January 18 through February 3, 2018, in Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, in the heart of the Washington Avenue Arts District. Tickets are on sale now at www.mildredsumbrella.com
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WELL BY LISA KRON (JANUARY 18-FEBRUARY 4, 2018)
Directed by: Bree Bridger
Where: STUDIO 101 – 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007
When: January 18-20, January 25-27, and February 1-3 at 8 pm
Matinee on January 28 at 3 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can night on January 29 at 8 p.m.
Cost: Regular admission: $25; Students, Seniors & Arts Industry: $15; Group rate: $15/ticket