THE STORY: EXPECTING ISABEL is a comedy about the adventures of a New York couple trying to have a baby—by any means necessary. Their difficulties in conceiving lead them on an “Alice in Wonderland-esque” odyssey through the booming baby business as they negotiate the fertility trade, the adoption industry and their own families.
“…Lisa Loomer uses laughter to soothe the ache of infertility…Anyone who scores this many good-sized laughs in her protagonist’s opening remarks to the audience knows what she’s doing…Loomer has crafted a savvy comedy…” —LA Times. “…humorous and extremely well-researched…a tart tour of the emotional horrors that can come with trying to make a miracle…Loomer wants you to listen to her front-line report, and comedy is her bait.” —Washington Times. “…[an] intriguing new play…It’s a tragicomic story that’s painfully familiar to a distressingly large number of people…germane and deeply affecting…” —Orange County Register. “…a sweet and very knowing story…keen satire on the fertility industry and the extreme lengths to which some people will go…” —LA Life.