The Ripple, the Wave that Carried Me Home

Hi, It’s Leslie Harris, and I recently attended a production of The Ripple, the Wave that Carried Me Home at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.

The story is set in 1993, and is told by the central character, Janice, who is an African-American woman in her mid 30s. She has a family of her own, but much of the story focuses on her childhood, growing up with racism and parents who taught swim lessons at the local pool, but were also politically active, determined to make a difference in their community.

Janice moves through many spaces throughout the show, including coming to terms with and forgiving people and events of her past. I know it sounds pretty heavy, but there are also some very funny, lighthearted moments throughout the show. It has been said that the show will make you laugh, cry and think.

I very much enjoyed the ripple, the way that Carried me home. It is playing now through February 12th at the Goodman Theatre’s Owen theater.

Find out more and get your tickets HERE