Black Swamp Players is proud to present the musical “Baby” Feb. 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1526 E Wooster St, Bowling Green. Ticket prices are $15 and $12 for seniors and students from Grounds for Thought, 174 S. Main St. and http://www.blackswampplayers.org/tickets.
There is nothing more exciting, frightening and utterly transformational than impending parenthood. In Baby, three couples work their way toward parenthood under three very different sets of circumstances.
The three couples on a university campus deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of the universal experience of pregnancy and upcoming parenthood. There are the college students , Lizzie Fields (Courtney Gilliland) and Danny Hooper (Andrew Zon Austin) , barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the thirty-somethings, Pam (Nicole Navarre) and Nick Sakarian (Chris Stack) who are having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle-aged parents, Alan (Ward Ensign) and Arlene McNally (Mara Connor) looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college…when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started.
The musical, full of heart and joy, examines how parents-to-be experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby.
Baby is the 1984 Tony-nominated Best Musical that has an original book by Sybille Pearson, music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. directed by Inge Klopping with music director Janine Baughman.