Funny, Like An Abortion

FULL LENGTH: Monroe finds herself knocked up, and since abortions are illegal in the United States, she throws a surprise abortion party with her best friend Jade. Monroe prepares over twenty at home abortion options for them to sort through, neither will walk away until they select the best of all of these terrible options. But that's not all! Come on down for juggling, a tap dancing number, and a...
FULL LENGTH: Monroe finds herself knocked up, and since abortions are illegal in the United States, she throws a surprise abortion party with her best friend Jade. Monroe prepares over twenty at home abortion options for them to sort through, neither will walk away until they select the best of all of these terrible options. But that's not all! Come on down for juggling, a tap dancing number, and a horrific view at what our future may hold. A comedic two-hander in one scene.
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Funny, Like An Abortion

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  • Stephanie Lansberg:
    23 Oct. 2022
    Bublitz has done something shocking, funny, and utterly brilliant with “Funny, Like An Abortion." The humor actually underscores the depth of despair that these characters are experiencing. So depressingly prescient, her dark comedy allows us to experience the seriousness of the subject matter while somehow making us laugh at the same time. It is uncomfortable, hilarious, heartbreaking and incredibly masterful. Highly recommend!
  • Samantha Marchant:
    13 Aug. 2022
    Heavy, frightening, and, yes, funny. The use of chance, movement and fourth wall breaking make this script highly theatrical. The jabs and truths will hopefully call the audience to action.
  • Megan Ann Jacobs:
    9 Aug. 2022
    I have NEVER seen a play about such an important and controversial topic such as Abortion that just does it RIGHT. It is poignant yet not preachy, it is raw and real, it is flipping hilarious in a way that makes me so comfortably uncomfortable, and it is RESPONSIBLE. The clever use of the selective destruction of the fourth wall allows us to ease the audience into this journey while not worrying about perpetuating misinformation related to dangerous medical alternatives. I cannot wait to read this show again. SO GOOD!

Character Information

  • Monroe
    mid-twenties to mid-thirties,
    She/her
    Makes bad jokes. Can juggle quite well.
  • Jade
    mid-twenties to mid-thirties,
    She/her
    Has legitimate concerns and distress over how to actually help her friend.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Kennedy Center ACTF Region 5 Conference
    ,
    2020
  • Reading
    ,
    The LAB, Interdisciplinary Exploratory Theatre Arts
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    2020

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