Civil Writer Have you ever heard of the word…Feminism? It’s an old world term. Back when women walked amongst us.
Mark and Jason were keeping things casual until Jason got pregnant. But however unplanned the pregnancy was, nothing could be less expected than the chain of events it would set in motion. Robert O’Hara’s audacious, hilarious allegory envisions an uncannily familiar future – one long after women have gone extinct from centuries of mistreatment – where man’s capacity to eff everything up soars to new heights.
Scenic Design: Clint Ramos Costume Design: Dede M. Ayite Lighting Design: Alex Jainchill Original Music and Sound Design: Lindsay Jones Video Design: Jeff Sugg Hair, Wig and Makeup Design: J. Jared Janas & Dave Bova Production Stage Manager: Erin Gioia Albrecht
I was examining male behavior and I wanted men to have to go through what we put women through. And I didn’t want them to have any sense that this had happened before, you know? I wanted it to be a hundred years past so that there’s a lost sense of history.
The play crackles with humor, much of it arising from the seeming absurdity of the situation itself. But if the play begins by engaging restrictions of reproductive freedom, it doesn’t stop there. It would be unfair to spoil the characteristically unhinged twists of Robert’s plot; suffice to say, the bone he has to pick with the patriarchy turns out to be much bigger and more far-reaching.