By Lisa Loomer
Directed by Jeanne Leep
Presented by Krass
The Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre (Krass) regrets that because of safety considerations for the audience, actors, and crew due to COVID-19, the company has decided not to finish the run of Expecting Isabel.
When Nick first suggests having a baby, Miranda finds every excuse to oppose him, but after the New York couple tries and fails to conceive, both grow consumed with the idea of starting a family. A tour through the fertility trade, the adoption industry, and their own families uncovers the emotional roller coaster that can come with trying to make a miracle.
Lisa Loomer, who co-wrote the screenplay for Girl, Interrupted, brings us a heart-wrenching comedy about trying to have a baby – by any means necessary.
1999 Winner of American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg New Play Award.
Featuring the talents of:
Nick: Anthony Leonard
Miranda: Katie Auger
About the playwright:
Lisa Loomer is a Pulitzer Prize nominated American playwright, screenwriter, actress, and stand-up comic. She is of Spanish and Romanian ancestry. Her plays deal with the experiences of Latinx and immigrant characters as well as the social and political issues of contemporary family life. She won the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award, a Back Stage West Garland Award for Playwriting, the Imagen Award for positive portrayals of Latinos in all media, and American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg New Play Award.
About the director:
Jeanne Leep won a 2018 Bartell Theatre award for directing the Krass production of Body Awareness by Pulitzer prize winner Annie Baker. She is a Professor of Theatre Arts at Edgewood College where she won the college’s most prestigious honor, the Sister Stevie Award, in 2011. She’s a founding member of River City Improv, an award-winning performance improvisational company based in Michigan. Her 2008 book, Theatrical Improvisation, was recently issued in paperback.
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Expecting Isabel will be performed on the Evjue Stage.
Approximate run-time: 2 hours including intermission
Seating: General Admission
Adults: $20; Seniors/Students: $15; Groups (10+): $15*
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