Baby with the Bathwater has ratings and 9 reviews. Neil said: Christopher Durang’s Baby with the Bathwater is a twisted delight probably best appreci. Baby With the Bathwater. by Christopher Durang Helen: The various books say that you should presume your child can understand you. We don’t want it to. Baby With the Bathwater; by Christopher Durang SF Bay Guardian Review not look at their newborn baby’s private parts — so they raise their child without.

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At some point they finally name the baby Daisy, and as a toddler, Daisy has a penchant for running in front of buses; or for lying, depressed, in piles of laundry. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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Amy rated it really liked it Feb 06, It’s dark, it’s odd, it’s absurdly unexpected. The play is written in an absurdist, playful style and, for all its dark topic, has a hopeful ending. Read More actors, singers, dancers Performer.

Jan 31 – Mar 2. A Bunch of Amateurs. Years later, Daisy enters dressed as a girl, but obviously a young man. But I think he always pulls back just in time, finding some emotional truth just as the demented jokes batheater take charge completely. Mallory rated it liked it Jul 23, May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

No trivia or quizzes yet. A Couple of Blaguards. 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.


The trick would be to make the parents sympathetic and believably well meaning despite their mood swings and utter cluelessness. A Kiss on the Bottom. Mostly female cast Includes bathwaher, mature adult, late teen, young adult characters. That’s the appeal of the playwright, and he doesn’t apologize for it. Baby with the Bathwater is a dark comedy about how difficult it is to be a parent, and how scary it is to be a baby and a child.

In subsequent scenesJohn and Nanny have an affairHelen takes baby and leaves, only to come bathwayer a moment later bany and unhappy.

It would take a gifted director and actors to make this play more than just wacky. As the play begins Helen and John gaze proudly at their new offspring, a bit disappointed that it durabg speak English and too polite to check its sex.

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bahwater This time, parenthood is the target. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Nov 20, Rebecca Paget rated it really liked it. Toggle navigation Choose Section. Please submit a license request to determine availability. We laugh and gasp at the same time. He so deserves it.

Daisy is tossed, screamed at, handed a poisonous toy, and even stolen by a disturbed woman, who proceeds to run in front of a bus.

Jul 05, Chambers Stevens rated it really liked it Shelves: It is a step in the right direction. At the outset there is a zany nanny who gives him a lethal toy to play with; then the wigh problem of Daisy’s penchant, abby 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 Baby with the Bathwaterhe manages to combine all three modes farcesatiregood-humored wackiness … Durang keeps laughter bubbling I loved the sad mother who fed her baby to the dog, reading to the baby from Mommy Dearest, and the therapist who constantly cuts off young Daisy as he tries to cope with the fallout from his upbringing.


The scene quickly takes a turn, however, as the couple show absolutely no knowledge of how to adequately care for their child. May 05, Matt rated it liked it Shelves: Christopher Durang is one of the funniest dramatists alive, and one of the most sharply satiric. Now Published Musicals Pulitzer Winners. Resources Author Bios Book Club! Brilliantly theatrical and wildly hilarious, the play charts the saga of Daisy’s wwith to establish his identity. She gives the baby a rattle made of asbestoslead and Red Dye No.

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Read More dancers Performer. Alyssa rated it liked it Sep 28, In ” Baby with the Bathwater” he manages to combine all three modes [farce, satire, good-humored wackiness]… Durang keeps laughter bubbling Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references. Featured Jobs Near You. Noelle Tate rated it it was amazing Mar 22,