Monday, December 5, at 7:30 P.M.


Be My BabyBreak out the bagpipes, the Scots and Brits are at it again! No, this isn’t Braveheart Part 2, because even the title tells us it’s about a baby – and maybe a couple of adults behaving like crybabies. In this case, John, the irascible Scotsman, and Maude, the uptight Brit (is that redundant?) find themselves thrown together when her niece Gloria marries his nephew/ward Christy and the kids decide to adopt a baby from far-off California. Yes, the colonies – 6,000 miles away!

And, as things work out, John and Maude have to go pick up the baby (don’t ask why) – and they really, truly don’t like each other! And then they get stuck in San Francisco with the newborn bundle of joy (don’t ask). John is grouchy, crude and cheap, Maude is grumpy, uppity and opinionated. Oh, did we forget to mention it’s the 1960’s, which means our bickering duo lands in S.F. just before the Summer of Love (yep, don’t ask), and guess what happens?

“Hilarious!” VARIETY

“Funny, filled with laughs and a whole lot of fun!” CONTRA COSTA TIMES

“The ‘don’t miss’ show of the season, a funny, feel-good kind of show that makes you warm all over” SOUTHWEST NEWS

“A gentler brand of comedy…it’s a pleasure to encounter a comedy about two mature individuals. It’s perfect!” HOUSTON CHRONICLE

“Packs a memorable, quiet punch for theatregoers” HOUSTON PRESS

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Casting of Carlsbad Playreaders productions usually is done at the discretion of the director.  Occasionally the director will hold limited, by-invitation-only auditions.  Rarely does Playreaders hold open auditions for any one particular production.  Information regarding future auditions will be posted on this website and our Facebook page.

All Carlsbad Playreaders events are held in the Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad City Library: 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011

From Interstate 5, exit La Costa Avenue, going east for approximately 1 mile. Turn left on El Camino Real and travel north for approximately 1.5 miles. At the light after the light at Alga/Aviara, turn left onto Dove Lane and into the library parking lot. Schulman Auditorium is on the left at the entrance of the library.

There is no set charge for attendance at Carlsbad Playreaders performances.
Suggested Donation:
$5 General Admission
$1 Students

No reservations necessary