And Baby Makes Seven follows the story of Anna and Ruth, a lesbian couple, who enlist their gay friend Peter to help them create a family. But are any of them ready for parenthood? Tensions rise as the three adults prepare for the imminent arrival of their baby—and matters are made all the more challenging by the persistence of the three imaginary children who already live with them. The lines between fantasy and reality, child and adult, love and madness crisscross through this hysterically funny and deeply touching play about what it means to be a family.
BABY=7 hasn’t been seen in New York City in 20 years, and we’re excited to reintroduce this story back to local audiences. It’s hard to believe Paula imagined this non-conventional family a generation ago. Her courage and vision to put them on stage amidst the different cultural landscape of the 80's and 90's is incredible. BABY=7 is about what happens after an extraordinary family is created, yet the play feels more possible now than ever before. We’re having fun imagining what the near future might look like, and we hope you will, too!
"What makes And Baby Makes Seven fascinating is its brilliant unsettling of our notions, not of sexual boundaries, but of the real. It is theatre that cleverly theatricalises the everyday in a way this is both startling and funny." - The Age (Australia)
"Filled with outrageous touches, And Baby Makes Seven offers one of the those rare theater-going opportunities where everything comes together in a string of magical moments. Be prepared to be enchanted seven times over." - The Austin American Statesmen
"[And Baby Makes Seven] is a celebration of narrative, of the power of the theatre to make fantasy real. It commemorates the childhood one never had, the friends wished for but never gained, the desires never acknowledged." - David Savran, Introduction to The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays