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the ripple, the wave that carried me home

The title "the ripple, the wave that carried be home" with artwork of two women with water pitchers swirling in a yin-and-yang-like circle.
October 8 – 30, 2022
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage
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Single tickets go on sale August 2.

Like diving into a glorious pool of water, this play suspends you with its joyful humor and healing depth.

When Janice is pressed to return to her hometown and speak at a ceremony honoring her father, she has to reconcile with the childhood she’s tried to distance herself from and forget — one defined by her parents’ political activism and fight for the integration of their local swimming pools. Drawing on history that spans from 1930s segregation to the Rodney King trial and beyond, this deeply moving story explores the joys and challenges of forgiveness, justice, and the weight of one’s family legacy.

A co-production with Artists Repertory Theatre.

“Anderson is a gifted playwright you want to pay attention to. She has the voice of a poet.” –Variety

the ripple, the wave that carried me home

  • By Christina Anderson
  • Directed by Daniel Bryant

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