The dichotomy of rich people adopting poor people's babies makes for high drama, and while you can probably rent Stockard Channing's and Laura Dern's made-for-TV version of Jane Anderson's The Baby Dance, why not go see a live version of the play? "You can get right up close and have a much better emotional experience as a viewer," explains Silhouette Theatre founder and co-artistic director Paul Jaquith. "And the tickets are cheap, so it'll give you an excuse to go out with your friends later and talk about the issues in the play." And there's plenty to discuss, since the play deals less with diapers than it does with controversial social issues involving class, money, racism and societal mores in the modern South.
The Baby Dance opens tonight and runs through February 5, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, at the John Hand Theater, 7653 East First Place. Tickets are $15; for more information, call 303-999-9143 or go to www.silhouettetheatrecompany.org.
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Jan. 12. Continues through Feb. 5, 2012