The Playwright's Realm presents this world premiere comedy about conception and deep-space travel. More…
Friends William and Betsy haven't seen each other since high school. They've both followed their dreams, but something is missing: his all-consuming job at NASA doesn't leave time for a family, and she can't bear another unsuccessful round of IVF with her partner Shoshanna. When Betsy texts William out the blue and asks him to be her sperm donor, both friends are forced to make decisions that will shape the rest of their lives. This new comedy explores a different sort of coming of age - when dreams give way to plans, and idealism becomes realism.
See it if One-act dramedy focuses on lesbian couple relying on childhood friend for donor IVF with clever reproductive correlation to space program.
Don't see it if Makes light of infertility issues with multiple "Star Wars" references. A few hostile remarks from threatened partner lobbed at male friend.
See it if you might like a 90 minute show that parallels the creation of a baby with the creation of the universe. Occasionally funny and relevant.
Don't see it if you're looking for something profound or are averse to sexual themes and language. It's a cute show, but don't go in with high expectations.
See it if you want to see a play about Lesbians trying to find a surrogate to have a baby with tied into space exploration & the future of humans.
Don't see it if you feel like you have seen this subject manner done many times in other plays and movies.
See it if you're really into people talking about getting pregnant and outer space jargon.
Don't see it if you have a choice. or you don't like babies, gays, or space.
See it if you are under 30 and vibe with the silliness on stage.
Don't see it if you need serious drama at this venue. Botched mashup of styles: sitcom humor and earnest LGBTQ love. After an hour, it was tiresome.
See it if you want to support a venturesome company taking a chance on a new(ish) playwright; don't expect a lot in the way of depth or originality
Don't see it if the thought of a cute, talking Voyager II space probe as a character makes you cringe; stereotypes (butch dyke, oafish straight guy) offend
See it if you enjoy bold new work from a promising emerging playwright.
Don't see it if you need a dramaturgically sound play...as bold as the concept of the play is, the structure and writing sometimes fails the production.
See it if you're in the mood for a mostly-funny (though sometimes broad) comedy (sort of) that also has moments of tenderness, sorrow, and heart
Don't see it if you don't want sometimes-childish humor, you don't want to see a play about struggles with infertility
See it if You wanted to see a talented multi-ethnic cast in a charming and mostly light-hearted comedy-drama
Don't see it if you like a big message with your shows or are looking for a straight comedy or drama
See it if You like light comedies that make you think a little too. It’s a clever concept with pretty good follow through.
Don't see it if You’re bothered by silly jokes or plays that are good but with some flaws. The dialogue towards the end could use a little work.
See it if You like lots of juvenile, clichéd mentions of sex acts from supposedly well-educated people in their mid-thirties.
Don't see it if You expect a thoughtful play featuring supposedly intelligent characters facing thwarted hopes.
See it if Don't. There's no amount of work that can fix this.
Don't see it if Amateurish writing. Childish concept over a relevant theme with Wikipedia entries sprinkled for bad measure.
See it if The concept of 2 lesbians using an old friend as a surrogate - is good, but bad unfunny jokes & strange direction completely derail the show
Don't see it if You know those sitcoms where 1 character is in a really bad play & their friends are forced to go watch it in support. This is that play.
See it if you would like to be charmed by 5 charming actors performing an often charming play.
Don't see it if you're looking for a play that breaks out of current, standard, TV-influenced formulae for presenting psychological realism onstage.
See it if like stories about turkey baster pregnancies & their impact on all parties, you find bro-nerds funny, like lesbian protagonists,
Don't see it if don't like plays with lesbians or turkey baster procedures, expect a great deal of action or confrontation, don't like overwrought similes
See it if playwright reaches for the stars in trying to show how we act to avoid loneliness; a few good comedic moments by skilled actors
Don't see it if sperm donor story & space story not well integrated; billed as comedy most attempts @ humor are contrived; has feel of draft that needs work
See it if you enjoy an unusual plot with lots of humor and great staging. Sounds like a Fringe kind of plot but is very well done. Nice lighting.
Don't see it if you like a straight drama or a non quirky plot even with a comedy.There are some serious moments and some quite touching.
Also This was a refreshing change of pace and I had fun with this show.