The Mother Gene
Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St., Manhattan)

Hapi Hertz, a thirty-six year old, struggling, Country singer-songwriter ambivalent about motherhood unexpectedly gets pregnant. Desmond, her big-hearted, unemployed fiancé, wants to keep the baby. When her friends compound the issue with their burning desire to mother, Hapi is forced to make the hardest decision of her life in this darkly comedic drama interwoven with surrealism and original country songs. Written by Rachel Schroeder, with Sarah Hartman, David Adkins, Elia Monte-Brown, Annie Yim, Jacqueline Gregg, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Jenny Bennett, Laurie Birmingham. Stage directions by Miranda Wilson, guitar arrangement and accompaniment by Patricia Ju.