the ripple, the wave that carried me home

Dates & Times

February 2025

Fri 28 7:30 Choose Seats

March 2025

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the ripple, the wave that carried me home

Written by Christina Anderson

Directed by Eboni Bell Darcy

Producers John and Monica Isgren

Upcoming February 28-March 25

Sterling Stage


In the heartland of 1960s Kansas, a young Black girl, Janice, witnesses her parents fight for a simple yet profound cause: their right to swim in a public pool. But as the ripples of injustice seep into her life at home, Janice seeks meaning away from her parents’ political activism, and an unspoken distance grows within the family. Decades later, an unexpected call to honor her father’s legacy inspires Janice to rediscover the past she left behind.


From ascendant, Tony-nominated playwright Christina Anderson, the ripple, the wave that carried me home is a poignant exploration of injustice, forgiveness, and family—a deeply poetic, award-winning play that makes for a profoundly sensory experience.


Performance Times

  • Wednesday–Friday | 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday | 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday | 2:30 p.m.


  • February 28–March 5, 2025

Plan Your Visit

  • Park in our attached parking garage for $15.
  • Drinks are allowed in the theater! Make sure to grab your favorite drink from the Gordy Bar before the show and during intermission.

Sunday Sit-down

Sunday, March 2
Join the cast for a free, behind-the-scenes conversation following the 2:30 p.m. matinee.

College Night

Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m.
College students can purchase $10 tickets with a student ID. Use promo code COLLEGENIGHT.

Educators Open House

Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Student Matinee

Friday, March 21, at 10 a.m.
Contact us at, or call 346.320.0037 for student pricing. Recommended for high school students.


  • Playwright

    Christina Anderson