James Braly, monologist and regular "This American Life" contributor on NPR, has commenced his one-man show "Life in a Marital Institution" with a two-week stay at the Wilma Theater, a show in which, among other things, he reveals his wife, Susan, demanded that they freeze and store the afterbirth of their two sons.
To get a better hint of the gist of the experience, check the subtitle: "20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour." In the course of a tragi-comic 60 minutes, Braly covers such ground as childbirth, death, unfaithfulness and the ways we communicate with our spouses. Yet, if the critics are to be believed, does it hilariously.
Notably, the national tour is being produced by NBC "Today" and "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire" host, Meredith Vieria, who is hoping Braly's acerbic wit and poignant observation skills on such items as his wife's continued breastfeeding to her older sons will connect throughout the country.
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