by William Coe Bigelow
directed by Stephen Rothman
originally produced at Shakespeare & Company,
August 23, 2014
through September 1, 2014
Leap Year tells the story of Rob and Lisa Montgomery whose second child is born with Down syndrome. The first act takes place in a duplex apartment in Los Angeles, starting the day their son is born, on February 29th, 1988 as the couple, their friends, and family struggle to come to terms with the painful event and the difficult choices they suddenly face. The second act transpires five leap years later, on February 29th, 2008, in the same duplex apartment, when the decisions the Montgomerys have made with regard to their son’s upbringing play out in stark terms. This captivating drama goes straight to the gut; at its center are questions about personal responsibility, parenting, a personal sense of God, and finally, the redemptive quality of love and forgiveness.
Director: Stephen Rothman
Cast: Karen Beaumont, Corinna May