This world premiere thriller for George Street Playhouse was adapted by the author from his bestselling novel of the same name – an early selection of Oprah’s Book Club. More…
From the show:
This gripping tale of suspense and riveting courtroom drama will keep audiences on the edge of their seats from start to finish. When a major snowstorm breaks out during a routine at-home birth, cutting off all communication with the outside world, midwife Sibyl Danforth is forced to make an impossible decision.
See it if you want to see a show dealing w/ life and death, right and wrong. which does not have a conclusion w/ moral certitude
Don't see it if you are triggered by the death, perhaps preventable, of an innocent.
See it if you want to support NJ theater and are open to disturbing subject matter. Well done. Good job bringing the novel to the stage.
Don't see it if you are pregnant or someone you love is.. would be deeply disturbing.
See it if you like a good courtroom drama with a fulfilling ending that still makes you question right from wrong.
Don't see it if you're not prepared to witness the trauma of a failed midwife delivery.
See it if an intense legal drama exploring/questioning the ambiguity of medicine, the ripple effects of tragedy, and the very nature of justice
Don't see it if Triggered by depictions of difficult childbirth/blood. Seeking comedy. Not child-friendly
See it if You enjoy Chris Bohjalian's books. This play from his book Midwives was beautifully interpreted and performed.
Don't see it if You don't want to be included in a challenging birthing experience portrayed on stage.
Also Not for children or young teens.
See it if You like intensity at the theatre - you like courtroom drama - you like intelligence
Don't see it if You're pregnant - looking for a light-hearted or musical evening
See it if you want to see a powerful staging of Bohjalian's riveting novel.
Don't see it if You are looking for a light-hearted night of theater.
See it if You you enjoy and good drama, and an ending with a twist. I found myself sitting on the edge of my sit.
Don't see it if If you are squeemish I would not recommend. The childbirth scenes are realistic and intense
See it if You like small, dramatic shows with elements of controversy and ambiguity. You don't mind a somewhat predictable ending.
Don't see it if You're looking for a big show, a musical, you're uncomfortable with ethical dilemmas or depictions of birth.
See it if You like suspenseful courtroom dramas with great actors and a compelling, relatable story.
Don't see it if You are triggered by blood, premature death, or surgery.
See it if First half was slow moving and boring, The second half was better and quite a bit more interesting.
Don't see it if you don't care for some controversial topics.
See it if You enjoy an intense play with some aspect of medical ethics and emotional decision-making. Heavy topic to process mostly in the second act
Don't see it if You are queasy about childbirth. There is a real-life labor and delivery scene during Act 1. so be prepared if you plan to see the show.
See it if a thought provoking story- This is not a musical or a comedy - for adults - it is serious but very well done. The acting was incredible
Don't see it if This was a serious story - could be disturbing to some
See it if If you enjoy real life intense court room drama and keep you on edge of your seat play. You decide what your verdict would be!!
Don't see it if If you prefer a light hearted , less intense and thought provoking play.