A lawyer's unintended pregnancy forces her to confront her deepest values and to decide with which of 2 men she belongs. More…
The play is set at a campsite in the Oregon woods where a randy cowboy and a Black forest ranger, a single mother of two, become Melissa’s unlikely guides in discovering where her deepest values lie. Increasingly bizarre fantasies compel her to confront a tangle of competing values and feelings.
"A thoughtful and realistic look into the depths of a woman’s right to choose. Playwright Steven Somkin explores a controversial issue in a compassionate and insightful way...Never wavers and perfectly captures the internal thoughts and emotions of a young woman forced to make a life-altering choice. Heartfelt and thought-provoking, 'Melissa’s Choice' has the power to spark discussion." Full Review
"Emotions and science juxtaposing each other? It couldn't be!...As Melissa's longtime marriage to the rule of law meets her unexplored wave of emotions, the resulting collision does not provide the explosion we need to bond with our protagonist — partly due to the austere dialogue and partly due to the play's unconvincing plot trajectory...the emotional journey, most likely, will not be recognizable to any of Melissa's contemporaries in the audience." Full Review