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

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  • the ripple, the wave that carried me home is recommended for ages 14 and up. It contains adult language and themes. For more information contact the box office at 312.443.3800

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Critical Praise
  • "An instant classic...guaranteed to stick in memory against the test of time."

    - The Daily Californian

  • "This play itself is beautiful - the way the story is woven together, the language that borders on poetry flowing over you like water"

    - BroadwayWorld

  • "Powerful [and] brilliantly evocative"

    - Bay Area News Group

  • Christina Anderson

    Christina Anderson Playwright

  • Jackson Gay

    Jackson Gay Director

  • Brianna Buckley

    Brianna Buckley Gayle/Young Chipper Ambitious Black Woman

  • Christiana Clark

    Christiana Clark Janice

  • Ronald L. Conner

    Ronald L. Conner Edwin

  • Aneisa J. Hicks

    Aneisa J. Hicks Helen

  • LaKecia Harris

    LaKecia Harris Understudy

  • Jessica Dean Turner

    Jessica Dean Turner Understudy

  • Todd Rosenthal

    Todd Rosenthal Set Designer

  • Montana Levi Blanco

    Montana Levi Blanco Costume Designer

  • Jason Lynch

    Jason Lynch Lighting Designer

  • Noel Nichols, Uptownworks

    Noel Nichols, Uptownworks Sound Designer

  • Kaitlin Kitzmiller

    Kaitlin Kitzmiller Production Stage Manager

  • Lauren Port

    Lauren Port Casting

  • Rachael Jimenez

    Rachael Jimenez Casting

  • Sotirios Livaditis

    Sotirios Livaditis Assoc. Set Designer

  • Erika Chong Shuch

    Erika Chong Shuch Movement

Enhanced Performances

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

Questions? Please contact 312.443.3800 (voice), 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD) or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org.

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
Use code OPEN for $20 tickets

Spanish Caption Spanish Subtitles Performance
Saturday, February 11 at 8pm
Use code SPANISH for $20 tickets

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*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.

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