Ends Jul 28 | 2h 0m | NJ

The Wake (Premiere Stages)

From 7 member reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Resonant

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. More…

From the show:

In life, Colleen was a force of nature. Six months after her death, her sisters Maggie and Rosemary rent a beach house in Florida to scatter her ashes, only to find themselves and their respective partners staring down a hurricane. As the strong winds and rainbands begin, strange encounters with wildlife signal something more is going on. Filled with humor and heart, The Wake explores grief, family, and America’s shifting cultural and environmental climates.


Member Reviews (7)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Resonant
78
Avg Score

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

Also The set and sound design for this play are extraordinarily good.... Read more Read less

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

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.

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!

Also Very nice venue (thank goodness for free parking) Did not expect to se... Read more Read less

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.

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.

100
Relevant, Great staging, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy moving family drama with a lot of humor, heart and truth. Lovely acting by the 4 wonderful actors.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy seeing a new play.


July 14th, 2019
"'The Wake' at Premiere Stages is an Outstanding Family Drama"
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