Synchronicity Theatre continues its fourteenth season December 2 with the joint world premiere of Feet First in the Water With a Baby in My Teeth, written and performed by Megan Gogerty. The show will run through December 18 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, straight from its sold-out run at Riverside Theatre in Iowa City, Iowa.
This is Megan’s follow-up to her smash hit Hillary Clinton Got Me Pregnant, staged by Synchronicity Theatre two seasons ago and named a “Top 10 Play of 2009” by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Feet First in the Water With a Baby in My Teeth features Gogerty’s quick wit and sharp takes on politics, culture and parenting. Along the way, chickens are beheaded, people take pies in the face, and various public humiliations are endured.
She’s read all the books. She should totally have this parenting thing down, right? So why has she locked herself in her bathroom, the sounds of “Dora the Explorer” drowning her tears? This chapter in Megan Gogerty’s life has her juggling motherhood, marriage, a career and her feminist ethos. Whether you’re a parent or not, a feminist or not, a Dolly Parton fan or not, Megan will have you laughing until you cry.
Performances are At 7 p.m. on December 7 and 14 (Wednesdays) and December 4, 11 and 18 (Sundays); at 8 p.m. on December 8 and 15 (Thursdays), December 2 and 9 (Fridays) and December 4 (Saturday). For tickets more information please visit Synchronicity Theatre’s website.
Gogerty participated in Synchronicity’s inaugural SheWRITES National Playwriting Competition & Festival in 2005-2006 with Sig Gotta Do, a riff on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. Her work has also been seen locally at Dad’s Garage, Actor’s Express and the Alliance Theatre.