No Longer Solo, Lisa Kron Invites a Cast Into Her World, With Well, Opening March 28 at The Public

News   No Longer Solo, Lisa Kron Invites a Cast Into Her World, With Well, Opening March 28 at The Public Lisa Kron, the actress-playwright known for her solo shows, includes other actors and characters in her latest work, Well, the world premiere staging of which opens March 28 at Off-Broadway's Public Theater.

In a piece that Kron admits is bursting with "meta-theatre" elements, with consistent fourth-wall-breaking moments, the additional characters threaten to dismantle her storytelling experience altogether. Previews began at The Public's Martinson Hall March 16.

Directed by Leigh Silverman, the intermissionless Well explores "the dynamics of health, family and community with the story of her mother's extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself." In this "solo show with other people in it," Kron asks the provocative question: Are we responsible for our own illnesses? But the answers she gets are much more complicated than she bargained for when the play spins dangerously out of control into riotously funny and unexpected territory."

The cast includes Kenajuan Bentley, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Jayne Houdyshell (playing her mother, Ann), Lisa Kron (playing a version of herself), Joel Van Liew and Welker White.

Kron registered a solid hit at the Public a few seasons back with 2.5 Minute Ride (largely about her father).

Designers include set designer Allen Moyer (recreating a section of the Kron family household in Lansing, Michigan), costume designer Miranda Hoffman, lighting designer Christopher Akerlind and sound designer Jill BC DuBoff. The Public Theater is located in Manhattan at 425 Lafayette Street. Tickets are available at the theatre's box office or by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit the Public Theater at www.publictheater.org.