Wellesley Repertory Theatre, the award-winning professional theatre company in residence on the Wellesley College campus since 1998, will bring Tony-award-winning playwright Lisa Kron’s Well to life January 17th to February 10th, 2019.
Well begins with an appearance from Kron’s character, who insists that this play is not about her relationship with her chronically-ill, Midwestern mother. However, Kron’s mother (appearing onstage with charm and snacks) interrupts Kron’s play and proves, infuriatingly, to be much more interesting to Kron’s actors. Throughout the show, Well explores the concepts of health and wellness and how they can be perceived both within the individual and the community.
The show made its Broadway debut in 2006 and was nominated for multiple Tony Awards. The drama also won an Obie Award for Outstanding Performance and was featured as part of the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab in 2004. Kron’s most recent work, Fun Home, has also been met with widespread success, winning two Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical in 2015.
The tremendous cast, featuring Sebastian Ryder, Lisa Foley*, Daniel Boudreau, Diana Lobontiu, Jade Guerra, and Joshua Wolf Coleman* will be directed by Marta Rainer, who recently took the helm of Wellesley Repertory Theatre as the new Artistic Director. The company is entering its 21st season.
The Wellesley Repertory Theatre performances will take place at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre on the Wellesley College Campus. Tickets prices are $20 for general admission, $10 for students, and $10 for seniors. In addition, the Theatre will host “Pay What You Will” Thursdays, where guests can choose what they pay. The theatre is handicapped accessible.