Theatre Hopkins will open its
first production of the current season, Lisa Kron's
Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Mattin Center's Swirnow Theater
on the Homewood campus. A founding
member of the theater company Five Lesbian Brothers,
performance artist, actress and playwright,
Kron was nominated for a Tony Award for this innovative
Kron has penned an autobiographical comedy, in the
style of Thornton Wilder, in which she
discovers that the barriers and bonds between mother and
daughter are as mysterious as those within
the interracial Midwestern community where she was
In his enthusiastic Broadway review in 2006, New
York Times critic Ben Brantley noted that
through Kron's themes — "illness and integration, in
both the social and cosmic senses" — the play "keeps
surprising itself with glimpses of an emotional depth, both
murky and luminous."
Edward Albee also praised the play, saying, "Lisa
Kron's Well is a splendid play — very funny and
deeply serious. If an audience will give itself to it
without preconceptions of how a play should behave,
then they will have a deeply satisfying time."
The Theatre Hopkins cast is led by Lisa Hodsoll and
Gail Anderson and features John D'Amato,
Laura Gifford, Tawana Kane and Archie Williams.
Unable to contribute to Baltimore's Free Fall program
earlier this season, Theatre Hopkins is
making free tickets available for its two Friday evening
performances, Feb. 20 and 27. Reservations
are recommended, as seating is limited.
The production will run three weekends through Sunday,
March 1. Curtain time for Friday and
Saturday performances is 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees begin at 2
p.m. Tickets are $15 on Saturday and
Sunday; student rush tickets are $5 at curtain time, if
In addition to Well, Theatre Hopkins will
present two Saturday matinee staged-reading
performances of Ancestral Voices by A.R. Gurney at 2
p.m. on Feb. 21 and 28, also in the Swirnow
Theater. Tickets are $10.
For reservations or information regarding either
production, contact Theatre Hopkins at 410-516-7159 or firstname.lastname@example.org.