The Embryos by Ginger Lazarus
November 30 - December 15, 2012
Mommy and Daddy have tried desperately to have a baby. But where science fails, faith persists. When informed that Mommy's "degraded uterus" offers no chance of in vitro implantation, Mommy and Daddy have a life-affirming epiphany: rather than discard or donate their embryos, they take them home and raise them like children. All might be well, except that the embryos, Leggo and Eggo, have voracious appetites and uncanny abilities beyond their developmental stage. When they run amok, the poor would-be parents are faced with a choice: save their embryos from the world, or save the world from their embryos.
Ginger Lazarus (Playwright) is an award-winning playwright whose work has been frequently produced in her native Boston and beyond. Recent projects include A Blessing and a Curse: A Duet of Plays on Motherhood, an evening of two one-act plays presented by Spiced Wine Productions; and Mary, a short film based on her stageplay. Her play Matter Familias received an IRNE nomination for Best New Play; other honors include the John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award for MOCKBA: A Play About Moscow and selection as a ten-minute play finalist in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for Shooting Sparks. Her plays have been produced locally by Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Another Country Productions, Centastage, Queer Soup, Playwrights’ Platform, and the Boston Theater Marathon, and have been featured nationally in Untitled Theater’s 24/7 Festival (New York), Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival, Pan Theater Ten Minute Play Festival (San Francisco), Women’s Theatre Project’s Naked Women Fully Clothed (Ft. Lauderdale), and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference Play Lab (Valdez, Alaska). Ginger holds a master’s degree in playwriting from Boston University and teaches at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Emerson College. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, StageSource, and Rhombus playwrights’ group. Visit her online at www.gingerlazarus.com.