Precious Little


Brodie is a Doctor of Linguistics in her mid 40s. Single, gay and at the top of her field she decides to have a baby on her own, but early in her pregnancy she learns that the child she is carrying may have a genetic abnormality. She encounters a colorful array of characters (a much younger girlfriend, an elderly speaker of a dying language, and a gorilla at the zoo) in her quest to determine whether she could accept and love a child that may never be able to speak to her. Funny, thought provoking and deeply moving, Precious Little is a Portland premiere that playwright Madeleine George describes as “a play about the limits but also the luxuries of language, about what we cherish about our uniquely human capacity for language as well as what it costs us to communicate in this way.”

Defunkt Theatre proudly presents Precious Little by Madeleine George
Directed by JoAnn Johnson
February 13-March 21, 2015
Thursdays – Sundays at 7:30 pm (no show Sunday Feb 15 or Feb 22)
At The Back Door Theater • 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR

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