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Baby's Blues Synopsis

 

4 female, 2 male

 

Susan is a career woman with a seemingly perfect life, complete with sensitive husband and a brand new bundle of joy on the way. Beginning at the moment a very pregnant Susan goes into labor, the play follows her journey as she becomes a new mother, with a frighteningly inexplicable newborn to care for.

Employing both realistic and surrealistic elements, BABY'S BLUES explores one woman's descent into postpartum depression, but also brings into focus the difficult challenge of becoming a mother for the first time, as well as the fine line that sometimes exists between health and madness.

"[a] fiercely emotional and darkly disquieting play"
- Alice Carter, Tribune Review

BABY'S BLUES: THE REP at The Pittsburgh Playhouse, 2005

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