“The Play About the Baby”
By Edward Albee
April 30, 2010 - May 15, 2010
April 30, May 1, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 at 8:00 pm, May 2 at 2:00 pm
Premiered April/May 2009
Presented by iTheatre Collaborative
Two chairs stand in a private room inhabited by a gleefully naive couple whose youthful desire for each other is hardly interrupted by the coming of their first child. Soon, however, their playfully sexual exploits are bizarrely interrupted by a mysterious and nameless older couple who may (or may not) have sinister motives.
Penned by one of America’s preeminent playwrights, The Play About the Baby is an absurdist black comedy, reminiscent of burlesque in its high spirits and banter, that grapples with such issues as reality and the games we play to define it, the ambiguity of existence, and the agonizing bonds between parents and children.
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