Theatre Northwest's Fall Production of "Well" by Lisa Kron
A unique theatrical experience, this play attempts to convince the audience that they are watching the performance breakdown before their very eyes. The “playwright” Lisa explains that she has written a “multi-character exploration of issues of health and illness both in the individual and in a community.” She has hired actors to play the other characters and has even brought her mother, Ann, to observe and participate. But from the very beginning, Ann second guesses Lisa’s telling of the story, and as the evening progresses, the other actors join in the criticism. Ultimately Lisa is forced to confront her own biases and acknowledge the heartbreaking challenge of true empathy, even toward those we love the most.