It’s a very strange feeling when you come across two new plays with almost identical themes – a zeitgeist moment where an idea floating in the ether gets picked up by two playwrights in close time proximity.
New drama about surrogacy is rich in metaphor and fraught with conflict, but you have to ignore its politics.
The all-female play looks at the complex and controversial landscape of commercial surrogacy in India through the microcosmic relationship between three parties – the surrogate, the doctor and the mother.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
A tale of surrogacy, of a western mother renting’ the womb of an Indian village woman, Satinder Kaur Chohan’s three-hander and Katie Posner’s clever, beguiling production provides enormous food for thought in its short 80 minutes duration.
Satinder Chohan’s punningly titled Made in India, has been touring the country since January and now arrives at the Soho Theatre in London.
Combining thought-provoking intelligence and the genuinely moving, Made In India at the Traverse is a very fine production.