A new play exploring same-sex parenting and family values in today’s America.
Tolerance Is Not Acceptance. When Claire’s concerns over the welfare of her two-year-old cousin are dangerously validated, she begins to question the family's principles and ability to parent.
“That it involves the relatively new phenomenon of gay parenthood gives it an added impact. That it is written with a thorough understanding of the complexities of gay parenthood vs. conservatives-in-liberal-clothing keeps it constantly edgy. And, that it has a relatively positive ending makes it a valuable addition to this literature in a season when Michael McKeever's popular ‘Daniel's Husband’ excited interest in a storyline also involving gay marriage, one with a decidedly dire conclusion.” Full Review
"Poignant, highly original new piece...it is unlikely that this subject matter has been explored in a more emotionally complete way...'The Baby Monitor' is unafraid to navigate into previously uncharted territory, particularly when it comes to tackling the issue of the deeply ingrained prejudices still faced by LGBTQ people...Miniño’s direction is brisk and clean. The energetic cast is universally excellent, unafraid to give the audience sweat, tears, and yes, even blood." Full Review
See it if you want to challenge your perception of what it means to be progressive and want to experience a smart, raw, theatrical experience.
Don't see it if you see things black and white and wish to keep it that way.
See it if if you relish profound plays - exposing the dark under-belly of our prejudices that we don't want to have. Great story, script, acting
Don't see it if if you don't want to deal with unconscious prejudice against LGBT life that many harbor, even LGBT people themselves
See it if The cast does a fine job in this play which is the star of the show. With some editing & character/story development, this has potential.
Don't see it if I think this play should have two acts and it wouldn't hurt to add more stage time to develop the story and characters. A MUST SEE!
See it if This relevant contemporary drama will leave you talking about what constitutes appropriate parenting and what acceptance of LGBTQ means.
Don't see it if You are opposed to LGBTQ families. You believe LGBTQ is only about sexual acts.
See it if strong acting with a relevant story about parenting in the LGBTQ community.
Don't see it if you prefer musicals or lighter productions. This is an important story and will open your mind.
See it if You are interested in same sex marriages and parenting and their rights
Don't see it if You can't accept the differences in family structures, are homophobic. Also, if you need to see a play with an elaborate set design.
See it if you are interested in the issue of bigotry against homosexuals, non-stereotype characterizations, excellent dialog & nuanced presentation.
Don't see it if you desire pure "light weight" entertainment and dislike very basic production values and the serious handling of the issue of gay prejusice
See it if You are interested in the complicated dynamics of LGBT parenting and family drama
Don't see it if You don’t like black box sets with. Minimal production frills at 1hr 40minutes it seemed Slow
See it if you like family dramas.TBM deals w homophobia, race, infertility, immigrn, wealth gap. Chars are uneven, as is the tone. Stakes get too high
Don't see it if you want a believable plot. But portrayal of deep-seated anti-gay prejud is well presented, then rejected. Loving cousin can be a monster.
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