The 2019 Christopher Durang Season begins with the bitingly satiric black comedy, Baby with the Bathwater. As the play begins Helen and John gaze proudly at their new offspring, a bit disappointed that it doesn't speak English and too polite to check its sex. So they decide that the child is a girl and name it Daisy—which leads to all manner of future emotional and personality problems when it turns out that Daisy is actually a boy. Thereafter, in a series of brilliantly theatrical and wildly hilarious scenes, the saga of Daisy's struggle to establish his identity continues, despite his parents' growing obliviousness. At the outset there is a zany nanny who gives him a lethal toy to play with; then the small problem of Daisy's penchant, as a toddler, for throwing himself in front of buses; then his bizarre problems in school; and, finally, the sessions with his analyst which enable him, at last, to accept his maleness and stop wearing dresses. In the end the play comes full circles as the former Daisy and his young bride fondly regard their own baby—forgiving of the past but determined not to repeat its calamitous mistakes.

April 11 - May 18, 2019

Previews April 11th, 12th and 13th at 7:30pm

Continues Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm

Performances at The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave. Chicago
For more info and tickets, Call the Box Office at 773-935-6875