Brodie, a 40-something linguist, learns that her unborn baby might have a genetic abnormality that would prevent the child from ever learning language. In Madeleine George's irreverent and charming play Precious Little, Brodie's unable to get comfort from her girlfriend and finds it, instead, with the elderly speaker of a vanishing language and a gorilla at the zoo. These unlikely confidants teach her what "communication" really means. Filled with humor, irony and memorable characters, this evocative exploration of beauty and the limits of language comes to the new black box stage at San Diego's Diversionary Theatre.
Running time is one hour and 20 minutes.
This production contains adult content and may not be appropriate for children under the age of 15.