In this version of the future, expectant parents learn within the first few weeks of pregnancy which traits their child will have and what behaviors it is likely to exhibit. This intriguing new play follows the extreme lengths two couples go to in order to have a baby. Babel probes the world of modern eugenics, explores the societal value of a baby, and asks us what we are willing to risk for love.

Babel by Jacqueline Goldfinger is part of a Rolling World Premiere with the National New Play Network. For more information, please visit

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Header Image: Anique Clements and Tom Patterson. Photo by John Jones.