Expecting Isabel

by Lisa Loomer

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"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.

Actors of all ethnicities and gender identities are welcome to audition--no previous experience is necessary!
Contact the Show
at claire.carroll@yale.edu
Performances
April 5 at 8:00pm
April 6 at 8:00pm
April 7 at 2:00pm
April 7 at 8:00pm
@ TBD
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Cast
NickGilberto Saenz
MirandaMia Fowler
Lila, et al.Erin Hebert
Yolanda, et al.Payson Whitwell
Sal, et al.Logan Rivers
Dominic, et al.Chayton Pabich
Dr. John Wilde, et al.Jordan Harris
Tina, et al.Olivia Roth
Pat, et al.Ayla Khan
Isabel, et al.Leslie Schneider
Production Staff
DirectorAbbey Burgess
DirectorGilberto Saenz
ProducerClaire Carroll
Lighting DesignerConnor Baggia-Mejía Duwan
Set DesignerAdam Lessing
Sound DesignerEmil Ernström
DramaturgCallie Fosburgh
Assistant Projections DesignerEmma Keyes
Graphic DesignerClara Olshansky
Hair ArtistGarima Singh
Makeup ArtistChristina Pao

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