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And Baby Makes Two: An Adoption Tale - Short Play, Dramatic Comedy

And Baby Makes Two: An Adoption Tale

Nanci Christopher

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Short Play, Dramatic Comedy


ISBN: 9780573697128

Nominee! 2009 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

"Christopher's messages about love and following your dreams are worth telling...fascinating material." - Backstage West

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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Short Play

Dramatic Comedy

75 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - A simple set which includes several different "stages/areas"...set design and plan are in the published play to be used as a model or as an exact replica.


No intermission, Play w/ Music

Monologues, Competition or audition material

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


No Special Cautions




College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Nominee! 2009 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
A single woman's desire to experience motherhood without a husband at her side sends her through the world of adoption. Her path leads her through an array of characters and situations rife with drama. Settling on private adoption through an attorney she suffers an unfathomable heartbreak at the death of her newborn son. She is somehow able to rise out of despair to try again and meets Elizabeth who is looking for someone to adopt her unborn child. A new family is forged through the courage of two very brave women.

“Nanci’s journey is both harrowing and heartfelt, with a wild array of characters all channeled through her absolutely truth baring 1st-person performance. A cautionary tale with the best ending possible. Children are a miracle no matter how they arrive. GO see it.” - Dawn Steinberg, Senior Vice President, Talent & Casting, Sony Pictures Television

And Baby Makes Two is laser-beam accurate as it takes us on the emotional journey of a single woman struggling to adopt a newborn. Life and art trade places over and over during the play’s taut seventy-five minutes. Anyone who’s tried to make a family—in whatever way—will find this a gripping and life-affirming piece.” - Lee Blessing, Pulitzer, Tony & Olivier Award Nominee, Broadway’s A Walk in the Woods

“Wow! Nothing better than to have a good cry and laugh simultaneously! This play is heroic, incredibly moving, entertaining and timeless. And thank God, especially during these days, it’s art that really addresses our most important asset—children. Bravo!” - Richard Lewis, Comedian

“I have seen or read every version of this show since its first draft… I’ve always known it was a story worth telling that would attract an audience. Through hard work, tenacity and artistry, Paul Linke and Nanci Christopher have made this great story into a great evening of theatre!” - Mary Lou Belli , TV Director

"Nanci Christopher’s brilliant one-woman show grabs us by the heart and takes us all on an emotional roller coaster ride into the unique universe of adoption. Beautifully crafted, sprinkled with humor and performed with a searing honesty, it is about much more than finding a baby. It is about grit, perseverance and courage. It is a remarkable story about the power of the innate desire (and need) to share one’s love. DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW! - Donald Martin, Screenwriter, Wild Hearts (Hallmark)

"Nanci Christopher’s beauty and wit and intelligence and humor, both in her writing and in her performing of her incredible journey to motherhood made me cry so much. I can’t remember the last time I was so moved, charmed, entertained and uplifted by theatre. I was honored to have been a part of it. - Harley Jane Kozak, Author (Dating Dead Men, Dating is Murder, Dead Ex)

“Nanci Christopher’s work is on the cutting edge by putting something that was once secret in front of an audience. Her performances help normalize adoption in personal and social settings.” - Adam Pertman, Executive Director The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute 

“Laced with laughter, tears and all the emotions that come with parenthood, Nanci Christopher opens up her life and tells a story that makes us all want to go home and hug our kids.” - Carolyn Graham, Editor, LA Parent Magazine

“Christopher’s messages about love and following your dreams are worth telling…fascinating material.” - Backstage West

And Baby Makes Two - an adoption tale was first presented by SkaterQueen/SuperBoy Productions at The Santa Monica Playhouse in Santa Monica, California, as a guest production on October 12, 2007. The play was developed and a workshop production at Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, California. The play was written and originally performed by the author. It was developed and directed by Paul Link.





Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)


The role should be played by a woman of any ethnicity in the late thirties-mid forties age range.

NANCI - 30-50. She is independent by nature with a deep desire to experience motherhood. She is funny, irreverent and quite comfortable with herself.
Rental Materials


N/A (Not a musical)

Nanci Christopher

Nanci Christopher

Nanci Christopher has been an actress for over twenty-five years. Acting credits include: Lee Blessing’s Down the Road (LA Premiere) and Diane Samuels’ Kindertransport (Tiffany Theatre); Home Fire and Letters Home (Theatre West); and The Transmogrification and Open Your Golden Gate (Playwright’s Horizons, NYC). Film and television credits include: HBO’s Crime of the Century (dir. Mark Rydell) and ... view full profile

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