Who decides what's best for a child? Caroline, a veteran social worker, knows immediately that baby Luna is not safe in her home. Luna's grandmother is happy to take the infant, but after the transition Caroline fears she's put Luna at further risk. Amidst a familial tangle of past secrets, hidden motives and all-too-human mistakes, there are no good choices--only good intentions. By Rebecca Gilman.
We’ve seen only a few of prolific Chicago playwright Rebecca Gilman’s plays hereabouts (“Spinning into Butter” and “The Glory of Living” come to mind), so hooray to Aurora Theatre for opening its 26th season with this one, from 2014. Directed by Tom Ross and with the excellent Jamie Jones in the six-member cast, it concerns a social worker trying to protect a baby whose parents are teenaged drug addicts. What’s best for the child is not evident.