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For thirty years, Ma and Emily have been living in a tiny cramped apartment in relative peace. Emily has mild brain damage, and Ma has raised her in exactly the wrong way to raise a child with mild brain damage. Emily is the object of adoration of Lamar, a young man with a severe learning disability with behavioral maladjustments (although his cognitive skills are excellent). When she loses her job, he immediately proposes. Shortly thereafter, we discover that Emily is now expecting their child. Thrilled at the prospect of fatherhood and family bliss, Lamar assumes he and Emily will marry by week's end. But when Ma refuses to let Emily marry because of a medical condition known as "hormone-head," Lamar hangs his hammock and settles in for the long haul. The battle for the baby has begun. The human race would have died out long ago but for our burning need to reproduce and raise the next generation. But when we need babies more than they need us, the balance is off, and everyone is in danger of falling. Thursday, April 28th, is considered an Open Dress, and you can "pay what you can" if you wish. Box Office Hours: One hour before each show at Boston Playwrights Theatre Group Sales Number (8+): 617.734.4186 Appropriate For Ages: 13 and older

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 35min
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:
    Boston Playwrights Theatre, Boston University, Boston