The Carriage Theatre ensemble presents
Baby with the Bathwater by Christopher Durang
March 25th – 27th at 7:30pm, March 28th at 3:00pm
Carriage House Studio Theatre
Reservations: 428-2382 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As the play begins Helen and John gaze proudly at their new offspring, a bit disappointed that it doesn’t speak English and too polite to check it’s sex. So they decide that the child is a girl and name it Daisy – which leads to all manner of future emotional and personality problems when it turns out that Daisy is actually a boy. Thereafter, in a series of brilliantly theatrical and wildly hilarious scenes, the saga of Daisy’s struggle to establish his identity continues, despite his parents’ growing obliviousness. At the outset there is a zany nanny who gives him a lethal toy to play with; then the small problem of Daisy’s penchant, as a toddler, for throwing himself in front of busses; then his bizarre problems in school and, finally, the sessions with this analyst that enable him, at last, to accept his maleness and stop wearing dresses. In the end the play comes full circle as the former Daisy and his young bride fondly regard their own baby – forgiving of the past but determined not to repeat its calamitous mistakes.