Pygmalion Theatre Company: Well | Entertainment Picks | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

Pygmalion Theatre Company: Well 

Thursday Feb. 24-Saturday March 12 @ Rose Wagner Center

Pin It

Writers often turn to their own biographical experience for material. Sometimes, they even dig into their own preconceptions about how they perceived the events in their lives. But rarely do they turn the work itself into an exploration of how we interpret our lives.

Lisa Kron’s Tony Award-nominated Well features the playwright herself and her mother, Ann, as its two main characters. But it’s not just a story about the relationship between a mother and a daughter. As Jane and other individuals on stage break through to acknowledge the theatrical work in progress, Well becomes a self-reflective meditation on the act of turning biography into art. Is the writer fully in control of the way the material unfolds, or will it be necessary to peel back layers of interpretation? How well does Kron really know her mother—or, for that matter, how well does she really know herself? It’s about a life, but also about a life exploring itself.

Pygmalion Theatre Company: Well @ Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. Broadway, 801-355-2787, Feb. 24-March 12, $20.,

Pin It

More by Scott Renshaw

  • 50/50

    Gloria Bell retells a rare story of an older woman's life.
    • Mar 20, 2019
  • FILM NEWS: MAR. 21-27

    New This Week, Special Screenings, and Current Realeases
    • Mar 20, 2019
  • FILM NEWS: MAR. 14-20

    New This Week, Special Screenings, and Current Realeases
    • Mar 13, 2019
  • More »

Latest in Entertainment Picks


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

© 2019 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation