Thanks for this review. I saw and loved the show. As a single woman who has chosen not to have children, I certainly related to it on the level you describe above. But I think there's a more radical, challenging idea in the play as well...that the responsibility for raising a children well extends beyond their parents, and that the choice not to have children does not absolve you from the responsibility to "step in" for the young people in your life from time to time. I've been thinking about this idea ever since I saw the play: I don't feel personal responsibility for any of the children around me. If I had thought about it, which I never really did--I guess I would have worried about overstepping my bounds. And, after seeing the play, that feels like a really narrow and selfish way to see things.
You evoke the "it takes a village" saying, which is a total cliche by now. But the play made me think: what if I actually took that idea seriously. Which is a big idea.