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March 29-April 1: 'And Baby Makes Seven'

Theatre production will be staged in the Andreas Theatre.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance News Release, 3-21-2017


In photo, Anna (Alyssa Johnson, left), Ruth (Sam Fairchild) and Peter (Felipe Escudero) admire their newborn.

MANKATO – In 1984, when “And Baby Makes Seven” first was produced, you couldn’t turn on the TV and see LGBT families simply living their lives among other more “traditional” families, whether it be on the news or in fiction.

As such, the characters in Paula Vogel’s play live in the closet, lacking the marriage and adoption rights (among various other civil liberties) that they would have today. This Minnesota State Mankato Theatre and Dance premiere opens Wednesday, March 29.

The play follows Anna, Ruth and Peter who are awaiting the arrival of their newborn child. But first they must rid the crowded apartment of their three imaginary children. The boundaries in the family dynamics between illusion and reality, power and subjection, and friendship and love are so porous, the play redefines “family.”

Directed by Kristin Fox, “And Baby Makes Seven” will run 7:30 p.m. March 29-April 1 in the Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for Performing Arts, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Tickets are $10 regular; $9 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $8 for Minnesota State Mankato students.

Contact Amanda Dyslin at 507-389-6663, or for more information.

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