Colchester Theatre Group

Baby with the Bathwater

Baby with the Bathwater by Christopher Durang

Headgate Theatre 6th – 9th July 2011 directed by Steve Dunt

Baby With the Bathwater is a satiric black comedy that enjoyed a long run in America in the 80’s. It tells the story of Daisy, a child who’s parents were too polite to check  her sex when she was born–so they just “decided” she was a girl. Of course, when Daisy turns out to be a boy, he/she must work through all manner of emotional and personal trauma caused by his strange childhood.

Durang, an American playwright, has been awarded numerous fellowships and grants including a Guggenheim, a Rockefeller, the CBS Playwriting Fellowship, the Lecompte du Nouy Foundation Grant, the Kenyon Festival Theatre Playwriting Prize, and the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Writers Award. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and is co-chair of the playwriting program at Juilliard.