They were your average gay family: two moms and a son via artificial insemination. But what happens when 18 years later, the son wants to know who his dad is? The answer lies in the comedy The Gene Pool, ending its run at Missouri's Unicorn Theatre July 1. The show began June 8.
Gene Pool explores the Gray family's relationships and how they are dealing with their mid-life crises, their son's resolution to lose his virginity before his upcoming eighteenth birthday, and... oh yeah, his question: "Moms, who is my dad?" The play is written by Christi Stewart-Brown.
Unicorn producing artistic director Cynthia Levin helms the production. The show features a cast of Missy Koonce, Valerie Mackey, Greg Jackson, Damron Armstrong and Jessalyn Kincaid.
Other works by Stewart-Brown include Morticians In Love, Three More Sisters, Sweet Land Of Liberty, Full Of Grace, Steak! and Do Not Use If Seal Is Broken.
For tickets to Gene Pool at Unicorn, 3828 Main St. in Kansas City, call (816) 531-7529 ext. 10. For more information on the company, visit their website at www.unicorntheatre.org. — by Ernio Hernandez