by Christopher Durang

Directed by Kevin Connell


Ground UP Productions

Manhattan Theatre Source

177 MacDougal Street (at W. 8th Street)

New York, NY  10011

Wednesday - Saturday November 7th-10th and 14th-17th, at 8PM

Saturday, November 10th and 17th, at 2PM


Equity Approved Showcase 

Tickets:  General Admission  $20 (all major credit cards accepted)

Students/Seniors $18


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Running Time:  90-minutes



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Director's Notes


Robert Monaco, Set Designer


The following was written by Tom Murrin of PAPER MAGAZINE Online (November 2007)

"This is a revival of a 1983 absurdist comedy, by three-time Obie-Award-winner Christopher Durang, one of the sharpest, consistently funny and satirical playwrights around -- known for his early, hilarious Sister Mary Ignatious Explains It All For You to 2006's sweetly spiritual Miss Witherspoon. 'It's a play about bad parents,' says director Kevin Connell, 'and the effect bad parents have on a child.' When first-time parents John and Helen Dingleberry bring their newborn baby home, they are totally unprepared for child rearing. They don't even know the baby's gender! Raised as a girl, the male child eventually has to establish his own identity. There's a cast of five, with some playing multiple roles, like the nanny and the school principal, who don't help the situation. 'You are seeing it as a nightmare, from the perspective of the kid,' says Connell. When he turns 17, an actor begins playing him, and his growth is followed until he's 30. Connell notes that Durang himself tells those who stage his plays: 'You can't play the comedy, you have to play what's real.' So, Connell says, 'Even if it's not logical, it's real to the people in the play -- the humor is in its illogicalness.'"


Baby with the Bathwater


Victor Verhaeghe as John

 Karen Culp* as Helen

 Anna Fitzwater* as Nanny/Kate/Principal/Voice

 Gina Restani as Cynthia/Angela/Miss Pringle/Susan

 Jeremy King as Daisy

*Denotes Member of Actors' Equity Association