2009-2010 Season

“The Play About the Baby”

By Edward Albee

Premiered April/May 2009


Presented by iTheatre Collaborative

Apr. 30 – May 15, 2010

April 30, May 1, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 at 8:00 pm, May 2 at 2:00 pm

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.