Back-seat parenting

Patrick Janssen, Aaluk Edwardson, Alexandra Renzo, David Stallings, Laura Gómez, Antonio Miniño, Cristina Vigil; photo by Justin Rogers

It’s the conversation you never want to have. The Baby Monitor is about a seemingly well-intentioned couple that take one incident and leap to a potentially unfair conclusion in which they question whether their toddler cousin is being raised in an appropriate home.

The play centers on the issue of same-sex parenting and the ways race and class form traditional family values in America. Playwright David Stallings is part of the cast; he plays Damon, one of the same-sex couple whose parenting is being critiqued. Laura Gómez, who played Blanca Flores in the Netflix adaptation of Orange is the New Black, stars as Soledad, a nanny who sees nuance in the issues raised in the play. The play is directed by Colin Hovde.

Friday, March 3, through April 1; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays (no matinee on Saturday, March 4); Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 East De Vargas St., $15-$30, 505-988-4262, S.F.