Wednesday Jun 06, 2012
As described on the playwright’s website, “Baby with the Bathwater,” by Christopher Durang, is the story of “Helen and John, (who) are very unprepared for parenthood. . . . When the baby cries, they can’t quite decide what to do. To their rescue comes Nanny – who enters their apartment as if by magic, and is full of abrupt shifts of mood, first cooing at the baby soothingly, then screaming.”
The plot continues to thicken after each scene.
The all-student cast consists of:
- The Young Man - Sammy Pedrosa of Hammond
- John - Mario Dongu of Hammond
- Helen - Ashley Thompson of Whiting
- Nanny/Woman in the Park/Principal - Robyn Rutar of Valparaiso
- Cynthia/ Woman in the Park #2/Miss Pringle/Susan - Amanda Tomczak of Griffith
The production is directed by Guest Director Genevieve Thompson. For 10 years, Thompson served as artistic director at Infamous Commonwealth Theatre, a company which she co-founded. During her tenure there, she directed several productions including "The Kentucky Cycle," "Cloud 9," and "The Grapes of Wrath," winning both After Dark and Jeff Awards for her work. Since the theater's recent closure, she has directed for Erasing the Distance, Pride Films and Plays, and Oakton Community College.
The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 21, Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23. The final performance will be at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 24.
Theatre Northwest at Arts on Grant is located just west of the IU Northwest campus in the Village Shopping Center at 37th Avenue and Grant Street in Gary.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by contacting the Theatre Northwest box office at (219) 980-6808. Any remaining tickets may be purchased at the box office prior to the event.
About Theatre Northwest:
Theatre Northwest, the performance company of the Indiana University Northwest Department of Performing Arts, is highly regarded as an affordable and accessible performance venue serving the communities of Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. The theatre also serves as a platform for the up-and-coming talent of the Department of Performing Arts, the only public theatre degree program in Northwest Indiana.