What: A talking stork, lesbian moms, and the power to build your own baby. Written by Philadelphia’s own Jacqueline Goldfinger and directed by Theatre Exile’s Deborah Block, the dark comedy Babel takes you on a journey into the future where parents learn within the first weeks of conception which traits their child will have and what behaviors it is likely to exhibit. With rapid advances in reproductive technology today, modern eugenics is science’s Wild West. Babel explores just how far we will go, when playing God.
Babel is a new comedy and winner of the 2017 Smith Prize for Political Theater. Babel was commissioned by National New Play Network with funding from The Smith Prize for Political Theater. Other partnering theaters are Unicorn Theatre (Missouri), Contemporary American Theater Festival (West Virginia), Passage Theatre Company (New Jersey), and Florida Studio Theatre (Sarasota, FL). For more information please visit www.nnpn.org.
Babel was commissioned by National New Play Network with funding from The Smith Prize for Political Theater.
Babel will make its world premiere at Theatre Exile February 13.
When: February 13 – March 8, 2020
Where: Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia
Cost: $10 – $40. Purchase online or call 215-218-4022.
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