The Wake (NJ)
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The Wake (NJ)
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The Wake (NJ) NJ Reviews and Tickets

79%
(10 Reviews)
Positive
80%
Mixed
20%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

About the Show

Two sisters weather a hurricane in this new drama from Premiere stages, which explores grief, family, and America’s shifting cultural and environmental climates.

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Member Reviews (10)

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360 Reviews | 101 Followers
65
Too long, Great sound design, Disappointing, Great set

See it if you want to see a show with some potential and a good base idea that should still be in development

Don't see it if a show that still needs significant work by the writer does not appeal to you Read more

233 Reviews | 34 Followers
79
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a family drama with some humor

Don't see it if you don't want to see many depressing topics of real life played out

216 Reviews | 55 Followers
79
Unique, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy drama of complicated adult / family dynamics For excellent performances & cool staging

Don't see it if You hate overwriting - the play is good but needs tightening If anything on the absurdist scale bothers you

45 Reviews | 63 Followers
79
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if a highly talented cast perform in an entertaining and funny bitter-sweet comedy the exposes the fissure that can occur in families

Don't see it if Family Dramas.

46 Reviews | 5 Followers
83
Great staging, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy new plays by new ambitious writers (at least new to me).

Don't see it if The subjects of death, wakes, fracking, cancer, hurricanes, Disney, Monopoly, frogs, etc. Then again...that’s life! Read more

42 Reviews | 18 Followers
62
Disappointing

See it if You feel the need to see something new. The play needs a lot of work. Has a couple of great moments but it doesn't make up for the flaws.

Don't see it if You want to see something of quality.

31 Reviews | 2 Followers
75
Intense, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you like dramas that deal with adult family issues.. Also, staging and mechanics are very realistic

Don't see it if you don't like family members fighting and hearing loud noises and shouting

13 Reviews | 6 Followers
92
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy family dramas, interesting characters, and good acting.

Don't see it if You are only into the traditional shows and not open to something fresh and original.

Critic Reviews (7)

BroadwayWorld
July 14th, 2019

"'The Wake' at Premiere Stages is an Outstanding Family Drama"
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NJ.com
July 23rd, 2019

"‘The Wake’ at Premiere Stages review: A good idea drowned out by yelling"
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Out in Jersey
July 16th, 2019

"'The Wake' is a study in family relationships tinged with black humor"
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NJ Arts Maven
July 17th, 2019

"OVERSTUFFED “WAKE” DISAPPOINTS @ PREMIERE STAGES IN UNION"
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New Jersey Stage
July 13th, 2019

"It’s easy to deny what you don’t see. That’s one of several themes in Tammy Ryan’s wonderful new play 'The Wake,' which is being presented by Premiere Stages now through July 28th..."
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The Theatre Times
July 22nd, 2019

"BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS PEPPER PREMIERE STAGE’S 'THE WAKE'"
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T
July 18th, 2019

"'The Wake' at Premiere Stages Explores Family and Environment"
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