Birth and After Birth

by  Tina Howe

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

"A stunning theatrical experience that explores the magic and madness in family dynamics." - Main Line Times

"An antic farce and a poignant drama ... that is laugh out loud funny and disturbingly sober.... It's a pearl." - Metropolitan D.…

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Birth and After Birth

by  Tina Howe

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Newly revised! Recently produced in 2006 at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York City, this witty and sophisticated satire by the author of One Shoe Off and other popular comedies, this play takes place during a child's fourth birthday party. The boy's parents have invited another couple, anthropologists renowned for their international studies of childhood behavior. The adults become so involved in debating various theories of child rearing and telling each other stories that they forget to actually be parents.
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"A stunning theatrical experience that explores the magic and madness in family dynamics." - Main Line Times

"An antic farce and a poignant drama ... that is laugh out loud funny and disturbingly sober.... It's a pearl." - Metropolitan D.C. Times

"One of [Tina Howe's] significant works.... Will be remembered as the high point of Philadelphia's annual Theatre Week." - TheatreWeek

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Tina Howe

Tina Howe’s most produced plays include “Birth and After Birth”, “Museum”, “The Art of Dining”, “Painting Churches”, “Coastal Disturbances”, “Approaching Zanzibar” and “Pride’s Crossing”. These and other works premiered at the Public Theater, the Kennedy Center, Second Stage, The Old Globe Theatre, Lincoln Center Theat ...

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