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The Surrogate

  • The Tank 312 West 36th Street New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)
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The Surrogate is an all-female-identified play about a woman, Sophia, who wants a baby but can’t have one and the younger woman, Cece, who is going to carry it for her – for a price. As Sophia slowly becomes a surrogate Mother-figure to Cece herself, the blooming of this unexpected bond comes crashing down when there is a complication in the pregnancy, and Sophia has to make a choice that could cost her not only Cece’s trust, but her marriage to her wife, Kit. 

The play is a meditation on the commercial value placed on the bodies of low-income and marginalized women in our society. It is also an exploration of biological impulses in the LGBTQ+ community and, at its core, a grieving play about four women who are waiting for a baby that may never arrive.

Earlier Event: August 25
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Later Event: August 25