Pittsburgh Theater and off the WALL Part VII

What do we want to be when we grow up? For us this has become an existential question in more ways than one. Let''s have a look back at the past five years and then...


December 2013 Well



Written by Lisa Kron

Directed by: Melissa Hill Grande

With: Daina Michelle Griffith* as Lisa & Virginia Wall Gruenert* as Ann

Ensemble: Tony Bingham*, Alan Bomar Jones*, Linda Haston*, Susie McGregor-Laine*


Lisa Kron’s insightful 2006 Tony Award-nominated play is a cheeky, fourth-wall-smashing seriocomedy about the collision of art and life, exploring the dynamics of health, family and community. With this story of her mother’s extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself, Kron is left to contemplate the notion that wellness lies in our ability to embrace the complexities and contradictions of life. Well is a surprising and riotously funny play that ultimately acknowledges the heartbreaking challenge of true empathy, even toward those we love the most.

 Reviews:

“There's not a second you'd rather be watching anything else.” - Pittsburgh City Paper

“…remarkable energy and insightfulnes.” - Pittsburgh Owl Scribe

"...intimate mastery of tones and facets..." - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

" ...a great theatrical experience." - 'Burgh Vivant