Birth and After Birth


Tina Howe

Published by Samuel French Inc

3 Male 2 Female

A 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

"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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