SAM: Where do babies come from?
MARISSA: Different places. Basins, baskets, dumpsters. Anywhere, really.
SAM: Where did I come from?
MARISSA: A shoebox.
SAM: How did I get in the shoebox?
MARISSA: You grew in the shoebox, and then when it was time to come out, you cried.
A child is born in a shoebox. And in a laundry basket. And on a bookshelf. And one child is growing branches. Branches, a debut play from a new South African writer, witnesses one woman’s attempts at the impossible in a world where she is forbidden to be a mother, where young women are disappearing, and where an entire race is dissolving into extinction.