The story follows a young woman of limited means and her baby from job to job. While searching for leftover food in the local marketplace after closing time, the woman finds assorted materials in the trash with which she creates a makeshift, but cleverly designed, baby carriage. A young businessman sees her quirky invention and steals the design idea as his own. A factory is built on the site of the marketplace and assembly line workers hired, including the young mother. Much to her surprise, the factory is fabricating baby carriages identical to her design.
In the piece, labor which directly applies to daily survival is contrasted to work in which the products of one’s labors are unrelated. Both the pleasures and perils of work are illustrated, with more than a touch of humor, the overarching statement being: to be human is to work.
The play has a non-linear and metaphorical quality which is achieved through stylized actions, masks, dance and music. Verbal language is not used in the piece, and actions are skillful and precise. The ability to communicate ideas without language is a Bond Street Theatre signature.
“Using great rhythm, expression, and special effects, their performances delighted the audience. Excellent physical expressivity and musicality.”
- Estado de Minas, Brazil
“The production was thoroughly entertaining while at the same time addressing some interesting issues…. The company’s ability to address a complex topic without verbal language was remarkable. …Even my children loved it!”
- John P. Dwyer, Country Director, US Embassy, Brazil
“Bond Street’s work is always refreshing and immediate. Catch this innovative new show.”
- Woodstock Times, USA
“Breathtaking and funny…their actors so well trained in all varieties of physical theatre.”
- Augsburger Allgemeine, Germany