Imaginary vs. real children, one would think the real children would be more difficult. But as the game in Newnan Community Theatre Company’s production of “And Baby Makes Seven” progresses, the parents find the imaginary children are affecting them more than they ever realized.
In “And Baby Makes Seven,” Anna and Ruth play a game where they have three odd, imaginary children. Cecil is a child genius. Orphan is a boy raised by dogs at the Port Authority. Henri is a French stutterer. When roommate Peter decides the game should end because they are expecting a real child and he’s uncomfortable with it, the game takes an unexpected turn. Removing the children from their lives proves more difficult than they expected. Combining the actions of the pretend children with preparations of their upcoming baby, “And Baby Makes Seven” is about parenthood and making concessions for the people you love.
The show will run for six performances only in the black box at the Newnan Community Theatre Company. The show opens tonight at 8 p.m. Remaining show dates are Feb. 27-28 and March 5, 6, and 7. Friday and Saturday evening shows are at 8 p.m. The Sunday matinee is at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for those 13 and up and $5 for children 12 and younger. The show is not recommended for children due to adult themes (alternative family lifestyles, sexual situations) and language (including pregnant Anna having a meltdown).
“And Baby Makes Seven” is directed by Darren Mathews and stars Sarah Jordan, Euseph Messiah, and Nicole Walker.
NCTC is located at 24 1st Avenue in downtown Newnan.
The next show at NCTC is “Death of a Salesman.” Upcoming auditions include “Brer Rabbit Stories” on March 1 and 2 and “Cabaret” on March 8 and 9.
For more information about NCTC, visit their website at newnantheatre.org. Reservations for all shows can be made by visiting the website, calling (770) 683-6282 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCTC is a non-profit, all-volunteer community theatre that has been providing live entertainment in downtown Newnan for over 30 years. Volunteer opportunities at NCTC are available. Email Cindy at email@example.com for more information.