Ensemble Studio Theatre presents a new play which follows three different stories of three separate quests for knowledge, all revolving around pregnancy and childbirth. More…
A girl in colonial New England, expectant mothers on a pregnancy message board, and a mechanic about to become a grandfather all attempt to discover more about the miracle of childbirth.
See it if If you are interested in a childbirth play. If you want to see poop, and all the viewings of childbirth.
Don't see it if you want to see good acting or a consistent, not confusing at times show.
See it if Enjoy vignettes including a young woman trying to give birth with a midwife, & present day where a balloon-like device helps give birth.
Don't see it if Uneven cast. Gets very detailed ("blood mucus", poop inside baby's mouth, etc). Some early scenes are cartoonish in acting quality.
See it if You want to sit back relax and enjoy a nice fluffy comedy where are you do not have to think much
Don't see it if You are not interested in a play about the up and downswings of what someone goes through in a pregnancy
See it if you would enjoy a humorous look at pregnancy and childbirth, how so much has changed over the years and yet remains somehow the same.
Don't see it if if you have no interest in pregnancy/childbirth or find this subject uncomfortable; you are looking for a Broadway style show.
See it if Three pregnancy related stories unfold interspersed with Youtube demos and chats.
Don't see it if You want a serious discussion of pregnancy and childbirth rather than briefly touching many subjects and including a fanciful invention.
See it if You want to see a play that revolves around pregnancy and childbirth that is done in a very funny informative way. You want to laugh.
Don't see it if You are not interested in the subject of pregnancy and childbirth. You don't want to laugh. You don't want to have a great time at a play.
See it if you can joke about the way life began for us all. Women can identify, men can commiserate and then they can all have a good laugh together.
Don't see it if you can't enjoy a little down to earth humor, or are looking for a big, swanky venue.
See it if you like a lighthearted "take" on pregnancy tribulations that is pleasant, fun to watch and well performed and presented.
Don't see it if you favor a serious treatment of woman's pregnancy issues that provides insights and in-depth character development.
See it if you can snooze through the first 15 of 75 mins. and most of the remainder to focus on 19th Century Irish scenes and grandpa’s inventepiphany
Don't see it if stereotypical lower middle class Hispanic accents and attitudes irritate you, you are or know someone who is pregnant or can become pregnant
See it if "Bump" is plays within a play. The main story is passable as entertainment. The side stories feel like unnecessary fillers.
Don't see it if The cast of mainly actresses are delightful but one wishes that the material would be stronger.
See it if You like comedy and want to have a good laugh. The play is about pregnancy & childbirth. 3 pregnancy stories are told from different era.
Don't see it if You are not interested about pregnancy stories, or if you do not like small venue setting.It is heartwarming stories are genuine and so real
See it if you would enjoy a refreshing comedy about pregnancy and childbirth. Light, but very well done!
Don't see it if you're looking for serious drama or a lavish production. This show works because of terrific actors!
See it if If you're into the mechanics of childbirth, this is for you
Don't see it if You're not interested in the mechanics of childbirth and don't want to see an ad for a medical device to help labor.
See it if women-centered storytelling is a plus. Funny, observational writing with a great, large ensemble for such a production. A joy.
Don't see it if are squeemish about reproductive talk, potential triggers for pple who have had miscarriages.
See it if you don't mind a slight play. The actors were charming and the evening was enjoyable but it seems more like an early draft.
Don't see it if are looking for a substantial piece of theatre.
See it if You can appreciate a short play with funny lines and excellent acting. The father and inventor could easily have overacted, but didn't.
Don't see it if You want to see a big Broadway musical.
See it if You want to learn more about birth than you probably ever would have or an incredibly warm story.
Don't see it if You want something that leaves you on the edge of your seat.