According to the Public, "It's Thanksgiving of 2000 and the presidential election still has not been decided. Ellen insists that her friends and family don't understand how bad the situation really is. But no one — not her loving partner, Danny, nor the passionate Amy, nor the brutally pragmatic and world-weary Judy — can make Ellen see the blind spot at the center of her own politics and emotional life. A funny, passionate, and ultimately searing new play that illuminates assumptions that lie at the heart of the American character — and the blind spots that mask us from ourselves."
Here is the cast, creative team and guests celebrating opening night at Crash Mansion:
Lisa Kron's In the Wake, With Marin Ireland, Opens at the Public Theater
Ireland, who earned a Tony nomination for Neil LaBute's Reasons to Be Pretty and recently starred in Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind Off-Broadway, is cast in the central role of Ellen. In the Wake also features Michael Chernus (The Aliens) as her partner Danny, Miriam F. Glover (Eclipsed) as Tessa, Jenny Bacon (Omnium Gatherum) as Amy, Deirdre O'Connell (Circle Mirror Transformation) as Judy, Susan Pourfar (When the Rain Stops Falling) as Kayla and Danielle Skraastad (All My Sons) as Laurie. Leigh Silverman directs.
The show runs through Nov. 21. For tickets phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater.
The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.