The Baby Monitor
Theater at the 14th Street Y, Manhattan
By Andrew Andrews
Holiday gifts came early to the East Village this year: on Friday we caught a perfect performance
The story pits gay parents Damon (playwright David Stallings) and Philip (Héctor Matías) against their well-meaning but ill-informed caregiver Soledad (Greta Quispe) and cousin Claire (Amanda Jones), when Claire provokes Soledad to report the couple to child welfare services over what they consider to be too-open
“It’s about sexuality, not homosexuality,” Claire explains. “Damon parades his sexuality around like a medal.
With Leo Goodman as Claire’s “in love with liberalism” husband, Josh, and Mel House as lesbian activist Shelly, director Antonio Miniño extracts perfect emotion from the cast for a show full of witty dialogue that has the audience laughing
Although billed as a “workshop” of the play, the production is over-qualified to be called such. So check it out now, while it’s still priced accordingly… then come back here and let us know whether you give it
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Andrew Andrews attended The Baby Monitor at Theater at the 14th Street Y in Manhattan on Sunday, December 2, 2018 @ 5:00pm to write this review.
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