Art and life become disturbingly interchangeable in this dark comedy when a sculptor of baby dolls meets a woman desperate to recreate the past. Emily Bett Rickards (CW's "Arrow") stars. More…
Kelly is a Reborning artist, she creates lifelike dolls. These dolls are often based on real babies – sometimes for collectors, other times for mothers dealing with the loss of their infants. Kelly lives with her boyfriend Daizy who is a sculptor of a different variety.
Things take a dramatic turn for them both when new client Emily commissions baby doll Eva. The dark comedy that ensues takes an unsettling look at love, loss, trauma, and the power of creation.
See it if Loved the 2009 production at the Public and wondered "Where did it go?". It is here at Soho Rep. Fascinating Concept
Don't see it if If you need hilarity and laughter with no thinkin involved this is not for you.
See it if you want to see convincing acting in a somewhat unconvincing & overlong psychological thriller focused on the mother-daughter complex.
Don't see it if u suffer from pediophobia; u expect this dark comedy about a woman & her dolls to be merely a charming send-up of a girl & her Barbies.
See it if you like to see unusual plays out of the box. The acting is what shines here too. It wasn’t perfect but it evoked human feeling.
Don't see it if you want a cookie cutter plot. I wouldn’t read too much about this play beforehand. Set expectations aside.
See it if Artist w/damaged childhood & menopausal client both become obsessed with baby doll. Actors did their best. Thematic ending.
Don't see it if The more emotional the characters got over the plastic doll, the more ridiculous the whole thing seemed.
See it if If you like a pychological thriller. Well acted and nice direction. The writing was decent but not great.
Don't see it if If your not into psychological thrillers or need a show that is not so deep. A bigger production is for you.
See it if You like heightened drama plays dealing with a subculture. You enjoy intense dramas. You want to see a very talented cast.
Don't see it if You want a storyline that makes dramatic sense: begins in realistic mode & abruptly spins into telenovella zaniness.
See it if you're a fan of Emily Bett Rickard, enjoy dark, but frequently funny, mysteries, stories about broken people resolving past incidents
Don't see it if not interested in stories about dollmakers, don't like quirky mysteries that go in unexpected directions or short one-acts
See it if you like off-beat characters involved in unusual professions dealing with psychological problems that are influencing their work.
Don't see it if you are triggered by drugs, alcohol, mental illness or do not like sexual situations. There is a lot to like here, but it needs more tension
See it if You want to see a well acted play that has all the elements to be great. Small, intimate theater, great design. Some great MOMENTS.
Don't see it if You want the story to really work out. The idea is great, and some of the execution teeters on brilliant. However it doesn't quite pan out.
See it if You want to see a play that deals with a woman who makes doll babies to help grieving people cope with having lost a loved one
Don't see it if What I described above sounds interesting because it lacks in many ways
See it if Lovely central couple, well acted. Felt connected. I believed them and rooted for them.
Don't see it if You dont like unusual plots dealing with death and memory. Didn't believe the third character at all.
See it if You're a fan of Emily Bett Rickards because I think she's the main draw here. Or if you want a good idea that's sloppily executed.
Don't see it if You're expecting a play that's really creepy (this isn't) or really funny (not that either).
See it if you like offbeat stories about a profession/hobby you may not know much about. You like dramas with a little levity thrown in.
Don't see it if Child abuse or infant mortality are triggwers for you. You don't like stories that get a little creepy.
See it if You are interested in how different people react to trauma, you like profound plays that make you think
Don't see it if You want a rip-roaring comedy, you want a musical, you are turned off by people's suffering
See it if you wondered why folks create or buy customized dolls; you're up for something different; trauma & loss's aftermath would interest you
Don't see it if the cramped seats of SoHo Playhouse get on your nerves; if serious topics such as drug use, a child's death, or early trauma are triggers
See it if you like intense small cast dramas about synchronous trauma and artist beginning to become too invested into their work.
Don't see it if you mind humor breaking some of the dramatic tension, some staging issues, and a plot that is almost completely psychological.
See it if You want a short but intense play that feels longer than it is in a good way.
Don't see it if It's a little creepy, I guess? TBH, while this isn't essential viewing, it's very good, & if you think you might want to see it, you should.
See it if You’re into doll-related horror films; this is not horror, but close - disturbing, bit horrifying, kept me alert for 1.5 hr; strong acting
Don't see it if You don’t want to deal with infant death, child abandonment.. dark issues; uncomfortable seating & strong AC & long queue for toilet;
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