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The First Child is the third in the collaborative trilogy of contemporary operas by Dennehy and Walsh. Karen, a single woman, comes into contact with a young couple and their new baby via repeated "chance" meetings through which they become better acquainted. As the drama progresses we come to understand their shared past and how their lives interconnect with the old woman and her nurse who are introduced via interspersed scenes.
The First Child grapples with, among other contemporary issues, the impact of childhood bullying and the negative outcomes that can last a lifetime.