Berkeley Rep School of Theater’s DIG-IN program and the Dance Palace have joined forces to bring you a screening of the ripple, the wave that carried me home. A Teaching Artist from Berkeley Rep School of Theatre will join us at 6pm to lead an educational discussion examining the frame of history lodged at the heart of the play as well as context for the production. Following that, we will project a recording of the performance.
In this world premiere commissioned by Berkeley Rep, Tony-nominated playwright Christina Anderson brings us a poignant, transporting, and quietly subversive story of racial justice, political legacy, and family forgiveness. Janice’s childhood was steeped in her parents’ activism as they fought for the integration of public swimming pools in 1960s Kansas and taught scores of Black children to swim. But Janice later steps away from her parents’ politics and starts her own life and family far away—until she’s pressed into speaking at a ceremony honoring her father. the ripple, the wave that carried me home is a moving exploration of a family’s response to injustice and a daughter’s reckoning with her political inheritance.
Running time: 1h45m plus a 30 min introduction with a guest from Berkeley Rep.