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In the Wake is awash in great reviews!

posted by Chad Jones on Fri, May 21, 2010
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Wake - Heidi & Emily

It's always great to end a festive opening week with nice reviews. And reviews for the world premiere of Lisa Kron's In the Wake are really nice. Here's a sampling (click on the newspaper name to read the complete review).

From the San Francisco Chronicle:
"The characters are smart, quick and attractive. But what's astonishing is the ease and wit with which Kron and director Leigh Silverman — the same team that created the brilliant Well — make the rapid volley of political arguments and artistic concepts not only exciting but also funny, moving and undeniably sexy. The heady blend of smart dialogue and characters, depicted by a superb cast, at times makes it a candidate to be the Angels in America of the Bush II decade… You'll want to be able to say you saw it.”

From the San Jose Mercury News / Bay Area News Group:
“A smart and savory feast of angst and ideas… bursting with equal parts metaphor, romance and rhetoric. The personal and the political collide in this riveting world premiere… It’s impossible to deny the relevance of its themes, such as the legacy of Bush America in the world today.”

From KGO 810AM
“Another magical evening of great theatre at Berkeley Rep.”

In the Wake continues in the Roda Theatre through June 27. Find information and buy tickets.

Above photo: Heidi Schreck (left) and Emily Donahoe star in the world premiere drama In the Wake at Berkeley Rep. Photo courtesy of


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