BABY WITH THE BATHWATER
by Christopher Durang

PERFORMANCES

March 2nd - 4th, 8th - 10th

2018

THE HEADWATERS THEATRE
55 NE Farragut Street, Suite #9, 
Portland Oregon

THE STORY: 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 its 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 buses; then his bizarre problems in school; and, finally, the sessions with his analyst which enable him, at last, to accept his maleness and stop wearing dresses. In the end the play comes full circles 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.

 

A bitingly satiric black comedy by one of the world's most provocative and inventive writers, Baby with the Bathwater's target is parenthood, which he skewers with savagely gleeful wit and characteristically outrageous humor.

 

"…a typical example of his dangerous wit and anarchic sense of humor." —NY Post.

 

"…one of the funniest dramatists alive, and one of the most sharply satiric." —The New Yorker.

 

"Durang's outrageously satiric view of society should never be checked" —NY Daily News.

"…he conquers bitterness and finds a way to turn rage into comedy that is redemptive as well as funny." —NY Times.

THE CAST

KATHRYN BROWN

Helen

COLIN TREVOR

John

JEN FITZPATRICK

Nanny/Angela

NICOLLETTE REGINA

Cynthia/Ms. Pringle

JENNY NEWBRY

Principal/Kate/Susan

DONOVAN JAMES

Young Man

COREY HARPER

Voice

THE CREW

TODD THOMAS

Director

COREY HARPER

Asisistant Stage Manager

KAREN FELLNER

Stage Manager

LIZZIE LUCAS

Costume Designer

SOPHIE KRISTENSEN

Set Designer

Stephanie Bates

Marketing

DANIELLE BASH

Properties

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