Tick tock! A thirty-something woman hears the escalating sounds of a stopwatch counting down her reproductive days. Multiply this by four women in committed relationships, the deafening noise is a real cluster-clock! About Face Theatre andChicago Dramatists present The Kid Thing. Good friends gather for a casual dinner party. They debate Michael Jackson’s merits as a parent. What was his true offense? Being a celebrity, a pedophile or tranny? When one couple announces they’re pregnant, the emotional reaction is mixed. What is the true offense? Being a lesbian, androgynous, or adulterer. ‘The Kid Thing= serious.‘ Provocative issues transcend baby talk and sexual orientation.
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Tags: About Face Theatre, Chelsea Warren, Chicago Dramatists, Halena Kays, Izumi Inaba, Jenniffer J. Thusing, Joanie Schultz, Katherine Greenleaf, Katy Walsh, Kelli Simpkins, Michael Brosilow, Miles Polaski, Park Krausen, Rebekah Ward-Hays, Sarah Gubbins, Sarah Hughey, Steve O'Connell, The Kid Thing