Eclipse Announces “Baby with the Bathwater” Cast and Designers

Eclipse Theatre Company will begin their 2019 Christopher Durang Season this spring with “Baby with the Bathwater,” directed by Derek Van Barham.

The cast includes Elise Marie Davis (Helen), Tyler Anthony Smith (John), Jamie Bragg (Nanny), Kirby Gibson (Cynthia), and Jose M Cervantes (Daisy). Daniella Rukin, Eddie Lynch, Jean Waller, Viviana Urbie, and Brennan Urbi will serve as understudies.

The cast and understudies of “Baby with the Bathwater.”

As the play begins Helen and John gaze proudly at their new offspring, a bit disappointed that it doesn’t speak English and too polite to check its sex. So they decide that the child is a girl and name it Daisy—which leads to all manner of future emotional and personality problems when it turns out that Daisy is actually a boy.

The production team features Zach Bloomfield (Casting Director), Ashley Bowman (Production Manager), Rachel Lambert (Props), Kevin Scott (Managing Director), Jenna Raithel (Stage Manager), Emma Skorepa (Assistant Stage Manager), Kaycee Filson (Assistant Director), Sasha Smith (Fight/Intimacy Choreographer), Uriel Gomez (Costume Designer), Steve Labedz (Sound Designer), Matt Sharp (Lighting Designer), and Sam Rausch (Set Designer).

“Baby with the Bathwater” runs April 11 – May 19 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. For more information visit

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