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Wishing Well

Jon Klein
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For the North Carolina family in Jon Klein’s hilarious comedy WISHING WELL, the weekend of a hurricane will see the jaw-dropping secrets that define their lives revealed.

Production Info

Cast: 5 total (3 female, 2 male)
Full Length Comedy (about 100 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“… Jon Klein’s new comedy about mother-daughter revelations during one stormy weekend in North Carolina is a superior populist construct of considerable hilarity … The plot is engrossing, even surprising, its comedy emerging from the characters’ regional viewpoints in a manner combining John Guare and Beth Henley … [WISHING WELL] deliver[s] big-scale laughs and lingering wisdom, which typify this satisfying crowd-pleaser.” —David C Nichols, Los Angeles Times

“… Jon Klein’s comedy floats on familiar waters, but his characters’ snappy one-liners … make for a pleasant and touching journey …” —Martín Hernández, L A Weekly

“The laughs are many and well deserved … culminating in prolonged applause at final curtain.” —Entertainment Today

“Funniest play I’ve seen all year, hands down!” —Tolucan Times

About the Author


  • Jon Klein

    Jon Klein is the author of over thirty produced plays, produced Off-Broadway and at many prestigious regional theatres, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage in D.C., Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, Center Stage in Baltimore, South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Alley Theatre in Houston, A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle, Seattle Children's Theatre, and many others. He is probably best known for his play T BONE N WEASEL, which has received over a hundred productions at regional theatres throughout the US, and which he adapted for a TNT Network film, starring Gregory Hines and Christopher Lloyd. T BONE N WEASEL received several awards after its premiere at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, including an HBO Playwrights USA Award. Jon is also the author of the only authorized stage adaptation of the famous children's book BUNNICULA by James and Deborah Howe, which has received over a hundred productions in the US and Canada, including a national tour. The critically acclaimed (and Helen Hayes nominated) YOUNG ROBIN HOOD recently received its world premiere at the Roundhouse Theatre in Bethesda, MD. DIMLY PERCEIVED THREATS TO THE SYSTEM (finalist for the American Theatre Critics' Association Award, at Arena Stage, South Coast Rep and many others) and BETTY THE YETI (another entry at the Humana Festival in Louisville) also continue to be frequently produced. Two recent plays, SUGGESTIBILITY and WISHING WELL, recently premiered at the Victory Theatre in Burbank. Other plays that have received major productions around the country include OCTOPUS (Contemporary American Theatre Festival, WV), PEORIA (Woolly Mammoth Theatre, DC), SOUTHERN CROSS (Alliance Theatre, Atlanta), THE EINSTEIN PROJECT (co-authored with Paul D'Andrea, at Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge), FOUR OUR FATHERS (A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle), THE RED AND THE BLACK (adaptation of the Stendhal novel, also at A Contemporary Theatre), and LOSING IT (winner of the Dramatists Guild/CBS New Play Award, Off-Broadway and at Wisdom Bridge Theatre, Chicago). Jon is married to Laura Annawyn Shamas, playwright, essayist and mythologist.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 6/1/2006
Pages 80
ISBN 9780881453065

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

First produced by Victory Theater, Los Angeles

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Wishing Well is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


5/19/2017 – 6/3/2017
CAT Theatre
Richmond, VA