A Comedy with Consequences
Written by: Erin Mallon
Directed by: Robert Ross Parker
Previews: 2/13, 2/14
Show runs: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays with a special show Wednesday 3/5. All shows at 8:30 PM.
HERE Arts Center
145 6th Ave
New York, NY 10013
Enter on Dominick St., one block south of Spring St.
Due to the intimate nature of HERE’s performance space, regrettably there will be no late seating.
The Jenkins-Laurence family of Park Slope lives better than you. They have classical music nights, family connection time, and of course Mommy and Daddy schedule a vigorous “recreation” session once a week. But after noted empowerment author Tamara Jenkins gives birth to a not quite human baby named Bea, their lives veer in new directions. Her five year old son Ben acts out, her husband Martin thinks of straying, and for once, Tamara’s rock hard grasp on the superior way to live, is questioned. Branched is a humorous and biting satire with a heart that will make you question helicopter parenting, the price of success, and what it means to give your family the best in life.
Tamara Jenkins: Tara Westwood
Martin Laurence: Andrew Blair
Ben: Michelle David
Belinda: Marguerite Stimpson*
*Denotes a member of Actors Equity.
Stage Manager: Fran Rubenstein*
Set and Lights: Nick Francone
Sound: Shane Rettig
Costumes: Kristina Makowski
Puppet Design and Construction: David Valentine
Production Manager and Technical Director: Dylan Luke
Produced by: Michael Henry Harris and Angela Razzano