Demon Baby

Lighting Design | Aren Carpenter

Written | Erin Courtney

Directed | Tatiana Pless

Produced | Davidson College Department of Theatre

From Playscripts

An American couple, Wren and Arthur, are relocated to London. As Arthur becomes immersed in his new corporate lifestyle, the previously outgoing Wren retreats into an agoraphobic state, frozen by her fear until she is visited by a demon baby in the form of a garden gnome. This impish gnome inspires Wren to try to connect in her new surroundings, even if her attempts–a seduction, a dinner party, and a near-fatal game of pinata–are bizarre and deeply misguided. Demon Baby is a comic and surreal exploration of alienation, culture shock, and the meaning of identity.

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