Kron Workshops Well at Long Wharf June 15-23 at CT's Fest of Arts & Ideas

News   Kron Workshops Well at Long Wharf June 15-23 at CT's Fest of Arts & Ideas Theatregoers across the country took her 2.5 Minute Ride; now Connecticut residents can catch a workshop production of Lisa Kron's latest autobiographical work, Well. The one-woman play starring Kron plays June 15-23 on Long Wharf's Stage II during the annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

Theatregoers across the country took her 2.5 Minute Ride; now Connecticut residents can catch a workshop production of Lisa Kron's latest autobiographical work, Well. The one-woman play starring Kron plays June 15-23 on Long Wharf's Stage II during the annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

In Well, Kron looks at her mother's life (she was an advocate for racial integration in the 1970s) and at her family's history of chronic illness. An Obie and Drama-Logue Award winner for 2.5 Minute Ride, Kron also penned the Drama Desk nominee 101 Humiliating Stories and was a founding member of the Five Lesbian Brothers.

Leigh Silverman directs. She assisted Derek Anson Jones with the Lisa Harrow company of Wit and went on to direct Kathleen Chalfant in the Los Angeles production.

Tickets are $15. For reservations, call (203) 787-4282. The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is on the web at http://www.artidea.org. The Long Wharf Theatre is on the web at http://www.longwharf.org.

* Other theatrically-minded events at the annual Festival of Arts & Ideas include the Young Vic and Royal Shakespeare Company's A Servant to Two Masters, Translations performed by Dublin's Abbey Theatre, Yuri Lyubimov's musical version of Peter Weiss' Marat/Sade, Theatre Works dance piece The Continuum: Beyond the Killing Fields and the national touring production of Kiss Me, Kate at the Shubert Performing Arts Center.

— By Christine Ehren