In this dark play, Silver addresses a difficult subject in a beautiful way. What are the conditions of love? Is there a price to loving someone? What is a parent's responsibility to their child and does that differ from their responsibility to society?
Silver explores these questions through the many dysfunctional relationships interwoven in BEAUTIFUL CHILD. The marriage that has fallen apart and the affairs in search of something tangible are eclipsed by the ultimate horror of a grown man falling in love with an 8-year-old boy.
As usual, Nicky Silver's world is unconventional, but in BEAUTIFUL CHILD the premise seems to resemble normalcy yet quickly unravels into uncharted social behavior. It leaves the audience honestly questioning their response, if put in the same situation.
Characters: 3 Men, 3 Women
Scenes/Monologues: Great monologues and scenes for both men and women.
Recommended by: Abi