Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Well: 03/29/2006

Lisa Kron’s Well is a solo performance with a cast of six. It deals with the nature of illness and health by way of Kron’s mother, who is a character on stage, hilariously played by Jayne Houdyshell. Mom is constantly interrupting Lisa’s telling of their story – she corrects, points out factual omissions and offers the audiences snacks and beverages. Well is as interesting and complicated as it is funny. Its Pirandello-like structure brilliantly plays with the idea of what truth is and how we selectively choose memories to validate our personal version of truth. I was curious how it would play in a Broadway house, but it is as comfortable a fit as Mom’s la-z-boy recliner.

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