Metropolitan Theatres | Obvious Child

Obvious Child R

Playing at highlighted locations:
Arlington Theatre
Big Wood 4
Calexico 10
Camino Real Cinemas
Fairview Theatre
Fiesta 5
Holiday Village 4
Isis
Metro 4
MetroLux 14
Park Twin
Paseo Nuevo Cinemas
Plaza de Oro
Redstone 8
Riviera Theatre
Village 8
Wildhorse 6

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine's Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn't facing it all on her own. It's allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. And be truly vulnerable. Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situation she encounters, Donna finds out along the way what it means to be as brave in life as she is on stage. Anchored by a breakout performance from Jenny Slate, OBVIOUS CHILD is a winning discovery, packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna's unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen.

Details
Romance, Comedy
1 hr. 23 min.
Opened June 6th, 2014

Cast
Jenny Slate
Jake Lacy
Gaby Hoffmann
Gabe Liedman
David Cross

Director
Gillian Robespierre

Writer
Gillian Robespierre