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Be My Baby

Be My Baby

A Comedy.

Hal Holbrook and Dixie Carter evoked cheers and a standing ovation every single night of the world premiere production of this play at the Alley Theatre in Houston. The play tells the story of an irascible Scotsman and an uptight English woman, John and Maude, both in their late 50s, who are unexpectedly thrown together on the journey of a lifetime. John and Maude are brought together when his ward marries her niece. Then, when the young couple decides to adopt a new born baby, the older couple has to travel 6,000 miles to California to pick up the child and bring her safely home to Scotland. The problem is, John and Maude despise each other. To make matters worse, they get stranded in San Francisco for several weeks and are expected to jointly care for the helpless newborn. There they form a new partnership and learn some startling lessons about life and love. Be My Baby premiered at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas in October 2005, starring Hal Holbrook and Dixie Carter, directed by John Rando.

For three men and three women. Unit set.

Kind Words


"A gentler brand of comedy … It’s a pleasure to encounter a comedy about two mature individuals. [I]t’s perfect."
The Houston Chronicle

"Packs a memorable, quiet punch for theatergoers."
The Houston Press

"The "don’t miss" show of the season, a funny, feel-good kind of show that makes you warm all over."
Southwest News


Southwest News

Related Interview

"Giving Birth to Be My Baby." A Conversation with Ken Ludwig at the Alley Theatre

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Production Photos
Be My Baby at The Alley Theatre,
directed by John Rando
PC: T. Charles Erikson

Dixie Carter as Maud - Hal Holbrook as John

Hal Holbrook as John - Dixie Carter as Maud

Elizabeth Bunch as Gloria - Ty Mayberry as Christy

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Left: Dixie Carter as Maud
Right: Hal Holbrook as John

Hal Holbrook as John - Dixie Carter as Maud

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Left: Hal Holbrook as John
Right: Dixie Carter as Maud


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