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A Review of In the Wake (Off Broadway)

By Erin O., November 13, 2010

  • Acting
    5 stars
  • Direction
    5 stars
  • Overall
    4 stars
  • Production
    5 stars
  • Story
    5 stars
  • Writing
    5 stars

I saw In the Wake (Off Broadway) on 11/12/10. Overall, I'd say it was a 4-star rating. I'd summarize it by saying “A smart, funny, political show that shows that individual lives keep churning amid national events.”

In the Wake begins with the Gore/Bush election and goes through Hurricane Katrina. It is narrated by the protagonist, who is a fiercely liberal New Yorker. While we hear her political passions, we also watch her personal relationships and sense of self develop over the years. Lisa Kron's In the Wake is a clean, wise story and will bring you back to the first years of this century.

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