Smudge by two-time Emmy Award-winning writer Rachel Axler!
First-time parents Nick and Colby have given birth to Cassie, a baby that is not at all who they believed she would be. While Nick earnestly attempts to bond with the baby, Colby is horrified, ambivalent and humorously hostile, calling the baby a “freak,” a “creature” and a “smudge.” A reality they never imagined confronts their expectations of parenthood, and their marriage begins to crumble. At times funny, at times achingly sad, Smudge is a play about the disasters we don’t plan for, and how we come to accept them.
Smudge will be directed by Allison Shoemaker, and will run May 25 – June 23, 2013 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave.
The cast of Smudge features Ka-Tet company members Stevie Chaddock Lambert and Scott Allen Luke with Andrew Marchetti.