ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, June 22nd, at 8pm, with a talkback session immediately following the show
FirstWorks: BirthRight will be presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville, MA 02144
Please note that parking is by permit only on William St. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.
Suggested Donation $5 - General Admission - No reservations required
About the Show
by Kira Rockwell
directed by Liz Adams
The year is 2050, in a near future dystopia America. In this America, women are forced to have their eggs removed and harvested once they have their first menstrual period. In order to have children, you must apply to the government to be gifted with one of your eggs. Falon and Lynx, after years of applying, have failed their last and final procreation interview. To make matters worse, Lynx's younger sister Robyn has forced herself into their lives by taking up residence in their home. In act two, Lynx is taken into custody by the government for charges of treason. Before they can retrieve Falon, she escapes and goes on the run to avoid getting her tubes tied with Robyn. On their journey it is revealed that, by some miracle Robyn is pregnant. The two women embark on a journey, with the help of their AI machine, to escape the government who seeks control of their bodies and save Lynx from execution.
|Robyn||.....||W Laurie Ewer|
|Shape Shifter (Doctor, Nurse, Pro, Woman)||.....||Alexandra Smith|
Program Director: Vickie Wu
FirstWorks is Theatre@First's workshop program for new plays. With this program we aim to engage with Boston-area playwrights and support new works. One full-length play will be chosen for each session of FirstWorks. Playwrights will have the opportunity to gain feedback on their work from experienced directors and actors during the revision process, followed by a staged reading with feedback from our enthusiastic and insightful audience.