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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  • Chas Belov:
    4 Jul. 2022
    I saw this streamed as part of the Playground SF production. It's funny, intense, and truly frightening. It needs to be produced right now, as many times as possible, as widely as possible.
  • Claire Rice:
    31 May. 2022
    Absolutely absorbing. This play is an utterly frightening and utterly funny call to action. Set in a world where abortion has been criminalized, freedom of speech has been stomped, neighbors have been turned against each other, and the freedoms we take for granted today have been eradicated. It's "1984" with cupcakes, pop culture references, and laugh-out-loud gallows humor. They literally juggle abortifacients right before a frantic and desperate tap dance. I loved every minute.
  • Maxwell Johnson:
    1 Apr. 2022
    Alarming, disarming, and unfortunately all too relevant. "Funny, Like An Abortion" feels like a whiplash inducing gut punch from an Abbot and Costello act. Bublitz presents a bleak world in a wonderfully sardonic light. A play that challenges the audience to listen, to laugh nervously, and hopefully change some minds.

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
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    2020
  • Reading
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    The LAB, Interdisciplinary Exploratory Theatre Arts
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    2020

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