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Series No.: 071
ISBN: 1-892295-58-x, Pages: 71
American Literature, Drama
Los Angeles playwright Kelly Stuart's hilarious satire of the male dominated workplace is set in a baby formula company, where the men even determine the feeding and care of infants. But when Gina, a mother who breast-feeds, joins the staff, things begin to change: the company falls under political sabotage, orders are rerouted, and the building is shut down. As the play comes to its climax, the boss, Joe de Martini, suspects either himself or Gina of Madness as he sees devil shadows and child assassins, and Gina's body is possessed by an ancient Greek spirit. Despite the fantastic circumstances, Stuart concludes on a realistic note, which jars the reader into reevaluating the gender-based power structure and the illusions that support it. First presented at the Padua Hills Playwrights Festival, this play was later performed at the Playwrights Horizons in New York and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. In 1996 it was awarded the America Award for Drama for the best play of the year.
Kelly Stuart is the author of several plays, including, most recently, A Shoe Is Not a Question, presented by the A.S.K. Theater Projects. Other plays include The Square Root of Terrible, The Life of Spiders, the Peacock Screams When the Lights go Out, Shoot, Furious Blood, and The Woman Who Tried to Shout Underwater.