Expecting Isabel

by Lisa Loomer

"I began to wonder if maybe I wasn't supposed to have a child. That all this trouble we'd been having was a sign. But from whom? I didn't believe in God enough to accept a sign from him. And I couldn't accept Nick's point about God playing dice with the universe, because I just didn't see God as a gambler...I thought He was a manic-depressive. Unpredictable, excessive, and yes, like my father, when you need him most ... dead."

Miranda and Nick are ready to have a child. But when life doesn't go according to plan, they decide to do whatever's necessary to get their baby: even if that means testing sperm fertility by injecting it into a hamster egg. An ensemble-driven comedy, "Expecting Isabel" follows Nick and Miranda throughout the whirlwind of not-quite-parenthood and the people whose paths they cross in the process. "Isabel" grapples with ideas of family, genetics, and the life-altering choices we make throughout life in the name of love--choices whose impacts we will never truly understand.
Contact the Show
at claire.carroll@yale.edu
April 5 at 8:00pm
April 6 at 8:00pm
April 7 at 2:00pm
April 7 at 8:00pm
@ Saybrook Underbrook
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NickGilberto Saenz
MirandaMia Fowler
Lila, et al.Erin Hebert
Yolanda, et al.Payson Whitwell
Sal, et al.Logan Rivers
Dominic, et al.Chayton Pabich
Pat, et al.Vanessa Copeland
Dr. John Wilde, et al.Jordan Harris
Tina, et al.Lauren Bond
Lisa, et al.Leslie Schneider
Production Staff
DirectorAbbey Burgess
DirectorGilberto Saenz
ProducerClaire Carroll
Stage ManagerJacob Yoder-Schrock
Set DesignerAdam Lessing
Lighting DesignerConnor Duwan
Sound DesignerEmil Ernström
Projections DesignerLukas Cox
Props DesignerAdam Lessing
DramaturgCallie Fosburgh
Assistant Projections DesignerEmma Keyes
Graphic DesignerClara Olshansky
Hair ArtistGarima Singh
Makeup ArtistChristina Pao
Assistant ProducerGrace Zdeblick

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