John J. Enright handed us a really cutting-edge 21st century comedy.
He looks at tradition -well- nontraditionally!
Beth and Carrie, an interracial couple …
want to have a mixed race baby …
so they use a white sperm donor …
But just as Beth is due to give birth, she reveals she secretly found a black donor.
Their fight is interrupted by the donor himself … that’s where their troubles really start!
We wanted ti get into the head of the man who thought this up!
John, great to have you with us, what inspires you as an artist?
I particularly admire people who persist. I’m like everybody else, I get discouraged often enough, and often I wonder whether the stuff I’m working on is truly worthwhile or not. It lifts my spirit when I see someone really push in a dogged way, because I think that’s how progress happens in this world. And that’s a lot of what drama is about – it’s about people pushing for things from each other – incompatible things, as a rule – which is what drives the conflict, and the scheming, and the debate. In romantic comedy, which I love, there is often a way to triumph over the apparent incompatibility, because, in the end, our conflicting wants are typically more compatible than we realize.
ALL MIXED UP
BY JOHN J. ENRIGHT, DIRECTED BY ROB BELCHERE
FRIDAY 7/14, 5:30PM; SATURDAY 7/15, 4:30PM; SUNDAY 7/16, 8PM
Beth and Carrie agreed to have a mixed baby,
who would look like both of them.
But Beth changed her mind,
and now the situation is all mixed up…
even if the baby isn’t
A comedy about love, betrayal, trust,
and the things that keep us apart.
Habi Coulibaly, as Beth
Ana Marie Calise, as Carrie
Jordan Fassina, as Ada
Andre Ozim, as Daniel