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    a live staged reading of
Boom Baby
        by Natalie Meisner

Saturday, May 20 at 2 PM
Sir James Dunn Theatre, 6101 University Ave.

DMV Theatre is very excited to be part of Eastern Front Theatre's 2017 STAGES Festival with a reading of playwright Natalie Meisner's newest piece, BOOM BABY.

When Iona can't find work in Cape Breton she takes a community college course to be a loader operator and heads west to work in the camps. When she arrives she discovers the camp is a world unto itself. When she unexpectedly becomes pregnant she is faced with a dilemma.

A solution presents itself when Brooke, a PR manager who is unable to have a child of her own, hears of Iona's situation and offers to "help".

In Canada a surrogate mother cannot be paid, but rather must operate under the assumption of altruism. And yet everything in the work camp env
ironment is measured in dollars and cents.

The deal the women strike ultimately raises the question of just what can or can’t be bought or sold. A new human life? An existing one? A river? A water table? The future?

PLAYWRIGHT: Natalie Meisner
DIRECTOR: Pamela Halstead
CAST: Micha Cromwell, Nathan Simmons, Lesley Smith, Jeff Schwager, Sam Vigneault

TICKETS: $10 each at -


Since 2007, DMV Theatre Collective has been staging contemporary theatre that tackles societal conventions, inviting audiences to look at the world through a different perspective.

In 2016 DMV's co-production of The Drowning Girls earned 5 Merritt nominations including Outstanding Production.