Previews: August 4–6
Performance Dates: August 10–17
Following performance cancellations connected to a health-related circumstance, Chautauqua Theater Company and members of the company of tiny father made the determination together to end the run of this world premiere production. The company extends their gratitude to the many audience members who attended performances of this production.
“I’m cracking jokes to relieve the unbearable tension of being.”
Daniel is a single, uninsured freelancer accustomed to a carefree lifestyle, until a casual relationship results in a dangerously premature baby. As he is faced with the sudden responsibility of fatherhood, he befriends Caroline, a whip-smart neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse, struggling to find balance in her own life. With humor and brutal honesty, tiny father reveals both the joys and fears of parenthood.
The award-winning team of playwright Mike Lew and Tony Award-nominated director Moritz von Stuelpnagel are reunited in this world-premiere production.
tiny father is co-produced by Chautauqua Theater Company and Barrington Stage Company.
After its run at Chautauqua Theater Company, tiny father will see it’s West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse, running from June 12 through July 14, 2024.
tiny father was originally commissioned by Audible as part of the Audible Theater Emerging Playwrights Fund.
tiny father was developed by the Cape Cod Theatre Project, Hall Brooks, Artistic Director.
In 2022, tiny father received the L. Arnold Weissberger Award for Playwriting, jointly administered by the Anna L. Weissberger Foundation and Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Chautauqua Theater Company
and Barrington Stage Company
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Moritz von Stuelpnagel
What the critics are saying about tiny father:
“There’s not a wasted word or a false note in this taut, tightly focused two-hander, which features stellar performances by Andy Lucien and Jennifer Ikeda.”
—The Boston Globe
“Appealing, masterly…Ikeda and Lucien work seamlessly together. They give us fully dimensional portrayals of two immensely likable and relatable people. Lucien’s depiction of Daniel…is affecting and poignant. Ikeda’s captivating Caroline is witty…caring, a consummate dedicated professional.”
“A captivating hour and a half of theater…Daniel, magnificently played by Andy Lucien…Jennifer Ikeda handles the role of the nurse with the skill and finesse of an actually trained nurse…Mike Lew has written a play filled with great humor and profound sadness and entrusted it to the hands of director von Stuelpnagel and performers Lucien and Ikeda. Together, the three have created a world so real and fraught with emotion that you immediately become captivated by the action before you…It’s a play you won’t want to miss, as once again, Barrington Stage Company hits a home run with the third production of their summer season.”
“A dynamic, poignant, and remarkably humorous look at human interaction and motivation, or in other words, how and why folks do what they do.”
“Captivating…from its very first moments”