Katie and Craig are having a baby… with a surrogate… who lives in India. A month before the baby’s due date, Craig reluctantly travels to the subcontinent, where he meets Suraiya, their young, less-than-thrilled surrogate. As all three “parents” anxiously wait for the baby to be born, flights of fancy attack them from all sides, in the form of an unctuous Frenchman and a smart-mouthed fetus. A whimsical take on modern day colonialism.
“[G]enuinely moving… stick with this one. … there’s a throbbing play here with a bleeding heart and a laudable awareness of how we sometimes only get one shot at happiness or escape, and of how macroeconomics and geopolitics don’t always embrace personal need.” - Chicago Tribune, Read More
"Highly Recommended...[I]t is the conversation between surrogate mother and unborn child — some of it acerbic, some of it poignant, all of it hugely engaging — that shows Yee at her sparkling best.” - Chicago Sun-Times, Read More
"Critics' Pick...A “savvy and affecting piece about modern reproduction. … the play’s playful style doesn’t diminish the weight of its substance." - TimeOut Chicago, - Read More
"Yee has a deft hand with exposition, telescoping complicated setup into light, punchy scenes...The bold theatricality of Yee’s script keeps the audience engaged and giggling..." - Los Angeles Times, Read More
Check out these photos from Victory Gardens Theater's production of Samsara in February 2015.