Expecting Isabel, written by Lisa Loomer, is a tragicomedy about the adventures of a New York couple trying to have a baby-by any means necessary. Their difficulties conceiving lead them on an Alice in Wonderland-esque odyssey through the baby business as they negotiate the fertility trade, the adoption industry and their own families. Expecting Isabel is an intriguing and deeply affecting story that "uses laughter to soothe the ache of infertility," says the L.A. Times.
The cast includes Lindsay Anderson, a sophomore theatre major from Norfolk; Brendan Bradley, a senior English major from Alexandria; Dave Dericco, a freshman from Boiling Springs, Pa.; Vivian Gibbons, a senior theatre and English major from Check; Casey Harman, a senior Spanish major from Salem; Sarah May, a junior biology major from Bridgewater; Andrew Ranney, a senior theatre major from Milford, Del.; and Johannah Riling, a senior theatre major from Tampa, Fla.
The stage manager is Kealy Wilson, a senior history major from Roanoke. The assistant stage manager is Elizabeth Greaney, a freshman from North Salem, N.Y. Sound design is by Dana Smith, a junior theatre major from Manassas.
The play is directed by Dr. Lisa C. Warren, associate professor of theatre, and the technical direction is by George N. Arthur, teaching associate.