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the ripple, the wave that carried me home
February 21 March 24
the ripple, the wave that carried me home
February 21 March 24
By Christina Anderson Directed by Donya K. Washington Leonard C. Haas Stage
“A masterpiece … a wave of emotion” - Rolling Out

Despite growing up in landlocked Kansas, Janice Collen’s childhood is defined by water—her mother and father are prominent activists in the movement to desegregate local swimming pools. As Janice comes of age and seeks meaning away from her parents’ politics, an unspoken distance grows within the family. Decades later, when Janice is asked to speak at a ceremony honoring her father, she must delve into her family’s past and reconcile the personal truths and public legacy of her inheritance. With “passages that ripple towards poetry,” (Chicago Sun-Times) this “poignant, transporting, and quietly subversive” (TheaterMania) new play takes us on a journey through the decades, from 1930s segregation to Rodney King, and establishes Christina Anderson as “a playwright to pay attention to” (Variety). 

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Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performances offer a judgment-free environment that invites individuals with autism, ADHD, dementia, and other sensory sensitivities to enjoy theatre in a relaxed, “shush-free” zone—a great option for parents with young children, too. For each Relaxed Performance, we offer a pre-show Sensory Tour, during which patrons are able to enter the theatre space, view the set and props, and ask questions. This RP features audio description and ASL interpretation.

Sunday, March 17 at 2pm

Open Captioning

During every performance this week, dialogue appears on an LED screen placed near the stage to benefit patrons with hearing impairments, as well as English language learners.

March 19–24

Audio Description

Headsets provide commentary on the visual aspects of a performance. This supplemental narration interweaves with the real-time, spoken dialogue.

Sunday, March 17 at 2pm

American Sign Language Interpretation

This performance features American Sign Language interpretation provided by Hands UP Productions. This is also a Relaxed Performance.

Sunday, March 17 at 2pm

Access Nights

To expand access to our work, we offer 50%-off Access Nights throughout the season. The discount is automatic for these performances, no promo code required.

Friday, February 23 at 7pm
Tuesday, March 19 at 7pm

For Educators

the ripple, the wave that carried me home is available for school-day field trips. Click HERE to learn more.

February 28 & 29
March 1, 6, 7, 14 & 21