The Baby Monitor
Closed 1h 40m
The Baby Monitor
82

The Baby Monitor NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(17 Reviews)
Positive
88%
Mixed
12%
Negative
0%
Members say
Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

About the Show

A new play exploring same-sex parenting and family values in today’s America.


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Member Reviews (17)

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975 Reviews | 341 Followers
70
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Well acted, Long, Unconvincing plot

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.

414 Reviews | 72 Followers
86
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent writing

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. Read more

399 Reviews | 56 Followers
82
Relevant, Superb writing, Intelligent, Insightful, Interesting

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

318 Reviews | 28 Followers
89
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you enjoy well written, well directed and well acted plays about important timely subjects.

Don't see it if you enjoy light plays and musicals. Read more

302 Reviews | 34 Followers
71
Disappointing, Edgy, Relevant, Slow

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

255 Reviews | 44 Followers
83
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if well acted play about contemporary issues relating to the LGBT community...very engaging.

Don't see it if you don't like family or LGBT dramas.

260 Reviews | 21 Followers
60
Uneven

See it if You want to see a modern day, small play, heavy on the drama.

Don't see it if You want a play less about now. And more balanced script, acting, direction. Read more

191 Reviews | 40 Followers
90
Clever, Great writing, Relevant

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!

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
December 19th, 2018

“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.”
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L
December 10th, 2018

"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."
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