The Baby Monitor
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The Baby Monitor
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The Baby Monitor NYC Reviews and Tickets

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

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


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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.

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

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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