Alison Meirowitz and Mr. Limbs, photo credit Apollinaire Theatre Company
Smudge by Rachel Axler, Apollinaire Theatre Company, Chelsea Theatre Works, 3/23/12-4/21/12, http://www.apollinairetheatre.com/productions/productions.html, in repertory with Cut by Crystal Skillman.
Reviewed by Gillian Daniels
(Chelsea, MA) New parents Colby (Allison Meirowitz) and Nick (Chris LaVoie) find themselves with a newborn of monstrous description. Multi-colored feeding tubes pour upward out of her bassinet and occasional beeps indicate a life support system, but said child is never seen. We’re only told she has one eye and a body that narrows to a single limb. Characters imply the baby may not even be human, but regardless of what she is, the newborn certainly isn’t what was expected. Continue reading