“Hoben’s play speaks directly to me because it goes much deeper than recounting a pregnancy. Being a one-woman show, No Spring Chicken could have passed as a comedy routine. It grew out of Hoben’s blogging of her own advanced age pregnancy (bambino & the bean) and the responses she received from other mothers. Her character, Jenn, is a representation of Hoben and the other mothers.
But this is real drama. It has protagonists and antagonists, allegorical arcs and thematic streams, humor and tension, and a twist ending, one that doesn’t come out of nowhere but rather comes from everywhere—or, more accurately, from inside yourself.”
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