Expecting Isabel

by Lisa Loomer

Poster of Expecting Isabel

“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.

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Media and Downloads

File isabel_character_list.docx (.docx - 91.92KB)
File _isabel_sides.docx (.docx - 114.08KB)

Performance Dates & Times

April 5, 2018 - 8:00pm

April 6, 2018 - 8:00pm

April 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

April 7, 2018 - 8:00pm


Saybrook Underbrook

Venue Accessibility: 
Lobby is accessible via elevator near the Head of College's office inside entryway I. Balcony level seating is accessible via lobby entrance. Stage level seating requires the use of stairs.

Patron Information

Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist.


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Production Team

Stage Manager
Set Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Projections Designer
Props Designer
Projections Designer
Graphic Designer
Hair Artist
Makeup Artist