Deconstruction in Real Time
OBIE award-winning writer/performer Lisa Kron's latest play simply titled Well is hard to describe. According to the American Conservatory Theater, Well begins with Lisa Kron performing a theater piece about her personal experience of healing. But soon an irreverent coup d'état breaks out onstage : the company of actors critiques the script, Kron's onstage flashbacks don't match her memories, and she quickly loses control. In fact, Kron likes this sort of loss of control, it creates the tension she believes is required to make a play work. Well is a play, it's a one act show and it is a reflection of how a play is created, constructed, and deconstructed. And it's about wellness, what it is to be well.