April 12 Theater Night: "Rated P for Parenthood," Directed and Produced by HCHS Alumni

Hunter families are invited to join the HCHS Alumnae/i Association for an outing to see the new musical comedy Rated P...For Parenthood. 7 pm, Thursday, April 12, Westside Theatre, 407 West 43rd St. Reception with director Jeremy Dobrish '86 and Co-Producer Timothy Schmidt '83 to follow. Rated P for Parenthood chronicles every stage of modern-day parenting, from conception to college, with giant doses of heart and humor. Tickets are $95 each and can be purchased here by March 22nd. Read more below, and visit the show's website for more info. 

 

A versatile cast of four takes the audience through the ups and downs of childrearing – from the sublime to the ridiculous - in a series of comic and musical vignettes in under 90 minutes.  Hilarious, fresh, and decidedly irreverent, Rated P provides all the wistful joy of childrearing ... at a fraction of the cost of braces! 
 
Rated P’s path to production is an amazing underdog story.  When Timothy saw the show during its first run at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in New Jersey, he decided it was ready for the big time.  Within a few months, he and his partner had secured a theater and financing and the show commenced performances on February 8, 2012.  Says Timothy, "With Jeremy's help, our writers created a script that can simultaneously illicit peels of laughter and tears of joy. The audience walked out three feet above the ground. I knew they had created something special. When I eventually figured out that Jeremy was a Hunter alum, it started to make sense!"