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A Wake is an affecting drama about a family coping with the death of a teenage boy named Mitchel.  Questions linger about the nature of Mitchel’s death, but no one seems to talk about it.

Precocious preteen Molly presides over the ceremony, determined for it to go smoothly, but finds herself in over her head.  Mason, Mitchel’s identical twin, is desperate to reach his brother by any spiritual means in an effort to assuage his relentless guilt.  And older sister Megan, fueled by anger and alcohol, insists on asking the questions everyone’s been ignoring.

When Mitchel’s secret ex-lover, Jameson, shows up to the wake unexpectedly, the family is forced to confront realities about Mitchel’s life.  When the children clash with their elders over how to handle the situation, family members left torn apart look for solace in places they least expected it.