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The Electric Baby 

When: Jan. 9-11, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Jan. 12, 2 p.m., Jan. 16-18, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 19, 2 p.m. 2014
Price: $10
It takes a village, we're told, to raise a child. But by the end of Stefanie Zadravec's winsome work the title character, an uncanny infant whose glow illuminates a Pittsburgh apartment, helps raise a sextet of tangentially connected adults. That would include Natalia, a frank Romanian immigrant and Ambimbola, a Nigerian cab driver; Helen and Reed, a married couple on the rocks; sex worker Rozie and dear, dead Dan, a nice guy who still keeps showing up in her life. Folk remedies, folk myth and metaphor make for a haunting tale of the human heart. —Byron Woods


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