"The Kid Thing" (About Face Theatre): Smart Script more than Baby Talk!


Rebekah Ward-Hayes, Kelli Simpkins - The Kid Thing

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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