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.
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