After the Wake

Ken Coughlin, Michael Bordwell, Adam Pine, Amy Losi, Janel Koloski and Brytanie Holbrook-Tafty drink brandy in the living room. Original photo by Laurie Rae Waugh.
In January we gave director Laurie Rae Waugh five stars for The Bare Truth. Does her latest show deserve the same high rating?

By Andrew Andrews

After a failed bout with cancer, country girl Carol (Janel Koloski) just buried her mother and hosted the mourners in the deteriorating family home. Only mom’s boyfriend Harry (Ken Coughlin) remains, and he’s eager to leave before Carol’s prodigal sister Katherine (Brytanie Holbrook-Tafty) arrives late from the big city.

A lot has changed since Katherine’s last visit two years ago, and she won’t be pleased to learn that mom left the house to Harry under the condition that Carol and her boyfriend Tom (Michael Bordwell) are allowed to remain to raise their expected baby for at least the next ten years.

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Andrew Andrews attended After the Wake at American Theatre of Actors Sargent Theater in New York on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 @ 8:00pm to write this review.

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