BECCA: A married Jewish woman, an artist and writer, who is 43 when she narrates the story about her life and her quest to become a mother.
ESTROGEN: The puppet/character/chorus. A dimension of Becca’s internal mind as she wrestles with questions about infertility, motherhood and bioethics. Also plays Pam, a Catholic woman; Gabi, the Israeli cousin; Becca’s mother and others.
LUCKY: The innocent puppet and character/chorus; dimension of Becca’s internal mind as she wrestles with questions about infertility, motherhood and bioethics. Also plays Infertility Doctor; Administrator and other characters.
“GOD”/MUSE: On-stage violinist who accompanies characters through the show.
Philadelphia Fringe Festival – 2018; Alliance of Jewish Theatre (AJT) showcase production ( excerpt).
Almost Pregnant received excellent reviews in The Jewish Exponent and The Broad Street Review for writing, acting and direction. See these links: https://www.jewishexponent.com/2017/11/15/new-play-almost-pregnant-conceived-due-playwrights-lack-conception/ https://www.broadstreetreview.com/theater/philly-fringe-2018-lisa-grunberger-almost-pregnant
Approximately 85 minutes
Preview available here