With the annual New Haven Festival of Arts & Ideas going on around her, Lisa Kron (2.5 Minute Ride) has been workshopping her latest autobiographical work, Well, at the Long Wharf through June 23. The one-woman play starring Kron began performances June 15 on the company's Stage II.
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.
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