THE STORY: A car mechanic on the verge of becoming a grandfather, a community of expectant mothers on a pregnancy message board, and a pregnant woman in colonial New England, each question mechanics of childbirth. Based on the true story of Jorge Odón and the birthing device he invented in his garage, BUMP spans time and space in an effort to grapple with the mystery and the miracle of maternity.
“…if you are pregnant, if you have been pregnant, if you have resulted from a pregnancy, you will probably find [BUMP] very funny. …Like Five Times in One Night, Ms. Atik’s ode to bonking through the ages, the tone is keen…” —NY Times. “What makes this play hum is its realism, as well as the infectious humor and vibrant characters. …BUMP will hit home with women who are or have been expectant mothers, as well as science buffs who would like to learn the quirky story behind the Odon Device.” —CurtainUp.com. “BUMP…deals well…with the science side of things, making an accessible and entertaining story out of a medical innovation.” —TheaterMania.com. “…as entertaining as it is informative. …funny and fascinating, and at times moving.” —NewYorkTheater.Me.