And Baby Makes Seven: A Comic Exploration of GLBT Family Values
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A runaway hit at TheatreWorks' New Works Festival, The Great Pretender now receives a fully staged world premiere at the Lucie Stern Theatre. In this comic tale of friendship, love and letting go, a children's TV host is consumed with the passing of a cherished puppeteer. Evoking the small-screen shows that shaped the childhoods of so many, The Great Pretender moves beyond the painted sets and colored lights to discover that people (as well as puppets) need a helping hand. TheatreWorks kick-starts its new season with this bittersweet comedy from David West Read (The Performers). Learn More
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Featured review from Jose Spencer
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The direction was good, the set was modest but adequate. But the play itself was too bizarre for my liking - there are stories that capture the range of human experience, with no need to explore the improbable.
The acting was superb. There were moments that touched me and evoked longing memories, in particular the baby's first bath.
A love triangle with more than three sides: Anna, Ruth (an expecting lesbian couple) and Peter (the live-in gay father of their child) must rid their crowded apartment of their three imaginary children before the real one arrives. And Baby Makes Seven is a comic exploration of GLBT family values that raises a more universal question that’s extremely relevant in today’s me-first, ultra-technological society – at what point do we put away childish things and accept responsibility for our lives and our relationships? Hilariously startling and brilliantly funny, Vogel redefines the meaning of family and completely blurs the lines between illusion and reality, power and subjection, friendship and love, female and male. From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Mineola Twins, How I Learned to Drive and The Baltimore Waltz.
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