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The Surrogate

The Audience Award Winner of
The Writer’s Voice Ten Minute Play Festival
at the Westside YMCA Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater

Debut performance: May 5-6, 2017

Julie Lam playwright

Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li director/stage manager

Maria Hoffmann (as Charlene Potter) Shan Y Chuang (as Siu Mui) Ting Lik (as Dr. Sun)

Desperate to have her own child but under tremendous financial pressure, Mrs. Potter, a cancer survivor, disparages her third world surrogate, revealing her skepticism and prejudice of the woman’s character and race when the doctor asks her to pay extra for a cesarean delivery. Maybe because of the tension, the baby swims out of the breech position inside the womb. As the labor takes a dramatic turn, Mrs. Potter finally learns how little she understands the emotional impact of childbirth.

Play can be downloaded with permission. Please contact me.