Expecting Isabel
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Expecting Isabel

Expecting Isabel NYC Reviews and Tickets

(36 Ratings)
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Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Great writing

About the Show

The Barrow Group presents a comedy about a New York couple trying to have a baby and running into all sorts of formidable obstacles.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (36)

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570 Reviews | 87 Followers
Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Great writing, Quirky

See it if you want to see a show that is only slightly an exaggerated view of the hell that is infertility.It/s done with humor & heart.Staging is fun

Don't see it if you want a more serious take on this subject or characters that are more fully developed.It's really good and well worth seeing.

287 Reviews | 32 Followers
Funny, Touching, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy true to life dramas that include alot of humor

Don't see it if you're looking for a serious drama or musical.

700 Reviews | 130 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to see a great little show done very black box style.

Don't see it if you are bothered by actors playing several parts. Read more

506 Reviews | 1010 Followers
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if Partners 85 my 80. Love breaking the 4th wall. Topic of "getting" a child can be fascinating. Multiple roles by many works.

Don't see it if Not sure but those who are seeking a child by any means and are having trouble may love it or hate it.

53 Reviews | 16 Followers
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Funny, Profound

See it if you want to see a humorous accounting of the trials and tribulations of a couple when they realize they can't conceive naturally.

Don't see it if the subject matter is very close to your heart and painful. If you are not ready to see the subject approached with humor Read more

987 Reviews | 1052 Followers
Cute, Entertaining, Funny, Well acted

See it if Story moves along nicely like a romantic comedy, it's light with lots of laughs. Cast is good. Felt for the characters.

Don't see it if You dislike smaller shows with limited staging. There is pretty much no set, but the show stands on it's own & doesn't suffer b/c of that.

61 Reviews | 9 Followers
Funny, Poignant, Great writing, Quirky

See it if you can both laugh at and be moved by the foibles of a couple who are essentially creating their own hell, but grow through it.

Don't see it if you find the issues of privileged white middle-class people grappling with infertility and the deterioration of their relationship tedious. Read more

1031 Reviews | 952 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if Great writing/acting. Very simple but clever staging. Very funny, quirky, entertaining and enjoyable.

Don't see it if Issues of fertility and having children are not your cup of tea. You don't care for small simple productions in off-off theaters. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

June 13th, 2017

“As relevant as ever. Unfortunately, Loomer's comedic spin on the painstaking process hasn't capitalized on all of this time to tease more out of what amounts to an irreverent play-by-play of everything that can go wrong for child-seeking couples...Laying the pieces of this exhausting battle in chronological order is not enough to carry a two-act play…The play falls back on broad humor and broader characters…‘Expecting Isabel’ falls short of expectations.”
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Times Square Chronicles
June 29th, 2017

"This comedic take on Miranda and Nick’s journey to have a baby is fresh...There are some pitfalls here...I was never sure how they got the cash for such an expensive adventure. As I watched this all I could think was this would make a great sitcom. The cast makes this piece watchable and relatable...Director Seth Barrish keeps this journey on the move and it is an insightful one. Lisa Loomer is a talented writer and I look forward to seeing her next work."
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June 13th, 2017

"The Barrow Group is committed to intimate theater that feels familiar and real. 'Expecting Isabel' by Lisa Loomer is just that...This play is so well written and acted that you are grateful for the set’s simplicity. Peiyi Wong is credited with using three big plans with the one stage left at a slant. Focus is deservedly on Seth Barrish’s excellent stage direction. Don’t let a description of the subject matter put you off. 'Expecting Isabel' is a terrific evening of theater."
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