Comedy/ 3 Characters, 2 women, 1 man/ Full Length, Two Acts
Synopsis: Liz is a middle-aged nurse happily living the high-rise life when Alex shows up at her door, claiming to be her son. Only problem: she doesn’t have a son. So how come he knows so much about her?
As the mystery unfolds (and Liz’s life starts to unravel), Alex falls in love with Daisy, the flamboyant upstairs neighbour who insists she gave Steven Spielberg the idea for E.T. The three end up changing one another’s lives in ways that not even someone as imaginative as Daisy could have predicted.
“[A] brilliant comedy fraught with dark undertones.”
– Jennifer Partridge, The Calgary Herald
“Outlandish, peculiar and a little disturbing. But also thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud hilarious.”
– Lisa Wilton, The Calgary Sun
“An intriguing play . . . . Moher quickly and expertly establishes normal relationships out of this paranormal situation comedy.”
– Kamal Al-Solaylee, The Globe and Mail
“Rich, strange, politically and culturally charged.”
Erin Aubry Kaplan, L.A. Weekly
Amateur and professional rights:
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Playwright’s website: FrankMoher.com
About the Playwright: Frank Moher’s plays have been produced internationally, at theatres including South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, Calif.), Detroit Repertory Theatre, Round House Theatre (Silver Spring, Maryland), the Canadian Stage Company (Toronto), the Wellington Repertory Theatre (Wellington, New Zealand), Workshop West Theatre (Edmonton, Alta.), the Asolo Theater (Sarasota, Fla.), Alberta Theatre Projects (Calgary), Dodona Theatre (Prishtina, Kosova), The Mingei Theatre (Tokyo), and OmaDa Theatre (Athens, Greece). He has won a Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award for Writing (for Odd Jobs), the Edmonton Sterling Award for Outstanding New Play (for both The Third Ascent and Prairie Report,), and is published by both ProPlay and the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Frank has taught at the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta (where he was a Distinguished Visiting Artist), and is currently an instructor in scriptwriting and journalism at Vancouver Island University. He has also worked professionally as a literary manager and dramaturg, and written for publications including The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Saturday Night magazine, The Georgia Straight, backofthebook.ca and salon.com.
Big Baby was first produced at Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary, in January 2004.
Also by Frank Moher on ProPlay:
- All I Ever Wanted
- Kidnapping the Bride
- McLuhan: The Musical (with Gerald Reid)
- Odd Jobs
- Run in Fields
- Supreme Dream (with Rhonda Trodd)
- The Third Ascent
- Tolstoy’s Wife