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LISA: ""

Roberta Furst as Lisa and Walayn Sharples as Ann in ReAct's Well.
Photo: David Hsieh.

The Cast

(in order of appearance)

Lisa Kron
Roberta Furst
Ann Kron
Walayn Sharples
Ellen Dessler
La'Chris Jordan 5/2 - 10
ShawnJ West 5/11 - 6/1
Marcel Davis
Gordon Hendrickson


The cast photo of ReAct's Well.
Photo: David Hsieh.

Directed by
David Hsieh
ShawnJ West

The Crew

Stage Manager/Booth Operator
Michelle Rodriguez
Production Designer
David Hsieh
Lighting Designer
Wendy Hammatt
Sound Designer
Andrew Chin
Sound Engineer
Allan Loucks
Set Crew
Walter Baker
David Bush

Box Office Manager
David Hsieh
Box Office
Lorna Chin
Agastya Kohli
T.J. Langley
Rachel Rene

Poster Design
Vladimir Verano


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By Lisa Kron

Seattle Premiere

"2008 Best Actress Footlight Award for Walayn Sharples from The Seattle Times

May 2 - June 1, 2008
Richard Hugo House

ANN: "."
Roberta Furst and Walayn Sharples
in a moment from ReAct's Well.
Photo: David Hsieh.


ANN: "."
Marcel Davis, Gordon Hendrickson,
ShawnJ West, Walayn Sharples and
and Ellen Dessler in a scene from
ReAct's Well.
Photo: David Hsieh.

The Program

The Setting

Today. Richard Hugo House.


received its world premiere at The Public Theatre on March 16, 2004. It opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theater on March 30, 2006.

Production Notes

Director's Notes

"Get Well Soon!" Thank you for joining us at our Northwest Premiere of Lisa Kron's latest work, Well. It has been a pleasure to bring this play to Seattle for the first time. I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa briefly many years ago when she toured one of her Five Lesbian Brothers shows through Seattle at the Theatre Off Jackson where I volunteered and where ReAct was based at the time. She was a delight.

ANN: "."
Walayn Sharples as Ann with
Roberta Furst as Lisa in
ReAct's Well.
Photo: David Hsieh.

Another biographical play she wrote, 2.5 Minute Ride premiered locally at ACT Theatre a few seasons back. When Well first came across my desk in 2006, I quickly placed it on top of my pile of plays to read, and also selected it as material for the play reading group I facilitate. After devouring it, I knew it was a play I wanted to produce someday. I contacted Lisa's agentand he was excited about the prospect, but it still took a couple of years to secure the rights.

It seems like nearly every cast member in the show got sick during our rehearsal process. I remember moving into production extremely ill myself, having overworked myself with producing, directing and designing ReAct's season opener Prelude to a Kiss, holding auditions for Angels in America. moving, and dealing with all life had to throw at me at the same time. Like Ann, I understand what it is like first hand to struggle to keep and organization going, even when your body is telling you you've had enough. Like Lisa, I realize theatre's impact and effectiveness in communicating important issues and stories. When I am sick, I often wonder if I will ever regain my health. Why do some get sick and others get well? What is important to consider in life and in your relationships with others? Hopefully this show brings light to the complexity of some of these questions. Integrate. Be Well.

--David Hsieh, Producer and Co-Director of Well

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ReAct's production of Well was produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC.

Special Thanks To...

The Cast & Crew for production support and loaned costumes and props
Lorna Chin for production support
The Elliott Bay Book Company for promotional support
Vera & Joey Ing for donated rehearsal space
Richard Hugo House for loaned set pieces and production support

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