Presented by Happy Medium Theatre Co.
By Christopher Durang
Directed by Lizette M. Morris
Review by Gillian Daniels
(Boston) Happy Medium Theatre’s Baby with the Bathwater is searing, cruel, and weirdly loving. A lopsided family portrait, the play is a satire on abusive upbringings dramatized for entertainment. The show appears to take place in a warped alternate universe where new parents John (Jeremy Towle) and Helen (Denise Drago) are too dimwitted to understand one holds a baby when it cries or that children aren’t allowed Nyquil. Their misnamed son, Daisy (Mike Budwey), endures a home life so skewed but with parents so achingly human, it becomes chillingly akin to real dysfunction. Continue reading