Already closed | 1h 10m | West Village

Baby Mama: One Woman’s Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Great writing, Quirky, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

About the show

Caps Lock Theatre presents Mariah MacCarthy's autobiographical solo show about her unplanned pregnancy and her efforts to place the child with the gay couple of her dreams. More…

'Baby Mama: One Woman’s Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People' tracks one birth mother’s true adoption journey, from conception to placement—while still living her life, dating, and attending the occasional orgy. From adoption agencies to vaginal discharge, burlesque to good-­byes, this intimate night of storytelling is up close and personal.

1h 10m | Already closed | IRT Theater (West Village)

Member Reviews (6)


Great writing, Quirky, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining
Avg Score

Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You are interested in an original, personal, sexy and triumphant story about a difficult choice.

Don't see it if You for some reason don't want to see a woman making decisions about her life

Clever, Intense, Profound, Great writing

See it if You are a feminist or a birth mother, you know a feminist or a birth mother, you like good writing, burlesque, or supporting strong women

Don't see it if You're a sexist tool, you hate one-man shows, you hate humor, you hate burlesque

Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Quirky, Resonant

See it if you want to be swept along on an exciting, emotional journey that reverberates with honesty and humor.

Don't see it if you're not into storytelling.

Delightful, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if Great singing

Don't see it if Plot wasn't as I thought


See it if there was nothing to watch

Don't see it if I was watching something I liked

Banal, Slow, Quirky, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you like to be bored out of your mind

Don't see it if you appreciate good; acting, story line, people with adequate theater skills.

January 11th, 2017
"MacCarthy's narration of her life circa 2012 is funny, moving and unapologetically candid, as is her performance. At the same time...I found myself wanting to know more about the people on the fringes of the story...As it is, MacCarthy glosses over moments that seem to warrant more exploration t...
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January 12th, 2017
"The account is funny, sexy, and heartbreaking. MacCarthy is a terrific performer and her honest, direct, and sassy delivery raises important questions about reproductive choice and the ways class impacts everyday life...There is neither self-pity nor resentment in MacCarthy’s delivery. Instead, ...
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January 10th, 2017
"MacCarthy’s writing style is accessible and poignant…MacCarthy brought immense heart and soul that effortlessly leaped from page to stage…There was a bit of discomfort to start but once she began to live in her story once again, MacCarthy beamed with passion…Director Sara Lyons helped to bring o...
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January 17th, 2017
"The tone of 'Baby Mama' is warm and inviting...Mariah’s script and performance are full of heart and an obvious labor of love. Her story truly stands on its own, and is thankfully uncluttered by theater-y gimmicks…It’s really funny, but never self-effacing. It’s incredibly tender, but she doesn’...
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