Jan 13 - Feb 12, 2023 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

A family responds to injustice and a daughter reckons with her political inheritance in this new play by “a poet, a playwright to pay attention to” (Variety).

Janice’s parents are prominent activists fighting for the integration of public swimming pools in 1960s Kansas. As injustice penetrates the warm bubble of her childhood, Janice grows apart from her family and starts a new life far away. When she receives a call asking her to speak at a ceremony honoring her father, she must decide whether she’s ready to reckon with her political inheritance—and a past she has tried to forget.

A Co-Production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre


  • Christina Anderson, Playwright

    Christina Anderson is a playwright, television writer, educator and creative. Her plays have appeared at Goodman Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Public Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Rep and other theaters in the United States and Canada. Awards and honors include: 2020 United States Artists Fellow, MacDowell Fellowship, Lily Awards Harper Lee Prize, Herb Alpert Award nomination, Barrymore Nomination and New Dramatists Residency. Her work has appeared multiple times on the annual Kilroy's List, an industry survey of notable new works by female playwrights. She is also the winner of the Lucille Lortel Fellowship. Christina’s plays include: How to Catch Creation; the ripple, the wave that carried me home; Man in Love; Pen/Man/Ship; The Ashes Under Gait City; and Blacktop Sky. She taught playwriting at Wesleyan University, Rutgers University, SUNY Purchase College, and served as the interim Head of Playwriting at Brown University. Anderson recently worked as a television staff writer on Edie Falco’s CBS drama, Tommy. Current projects include producing an album of instrumental hip hop music titled The Montage Flow and writing her first tv pilot, The Only Isaac.

    Playwright, Christina Anderson
  • Miranda Haymon, Director

    Miranda Haymon is a Princess Grace Award/Honoraria-winning director, writer, and curator. Off-Broadway credits include The Watering Hole (Signature Theatre). Additional credits include Really, Really Gorgeous (The Tank); In the Penal Colony (Next Door at NYTW, The Tank); Mondo Tragic (National Black Theater), Everybody (Sarah Lawrence College) and A Cakewalk (Garage Magazine and Gucci). Haymon is a resident director at Roundabout Theatre Company and The Tank, a New Georges affiliate artist, a Usual Suspect at NYTW, a Space on Ryder Farm creative resident, and member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and the Wingspace Mentorship Program.  mirandahaymon.com

    Miranda Haymon

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Enhanced Performances

Join us for any of the following accessible & enhanced performances.

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Touch Tour and Audio Described performanceTouch Tour* and Audio-Described Performance
Sunday, February 5
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance
Use code AUDIO for $20 tickets


American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Saturday, February 11 at 2pm
Use code SIGN for $20 tickets


Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Sunday, February 12 at 2pm
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Spanish Caption Spanish Subtitles Performance
Saturday, February 11 at 8pm
Use code SPANISH for $20 tickets

Learn More About Accessible & Enhanced Performances for the ripple, the wave that carried me home

*Touch Tours for the 2022/2023 Season will not have access to the stage due to current health and safety protocols, but will feature alternate pre-show sensory introductions.

Season Overview

Daring. Dynamic. Iconic. The 2022/2023 Season

Bold voices and vivid stories you won’t find anywhere else await you in our 2022/2023 Season. From world premieres to reimagined classics, a direct-from-Broadway smash hit and an epic revival of a Grammy Award-winning rock opera.