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Hypothetical Baby

Presented by The Howland Company

December 8 –
December 17, 2023

Tarragon Extraspace

Written and performed by Rachel Cairns

Directed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster

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An unintended pregnancy, followed by an unhelpful doctor’s appointment, leads to a Christmas Eve abortion and one woman’s reckoning with the practical and existential considerations in deciding to become a parent… or not.

Hypothetical Baby is a time-travelling exploration that grapples with the personal and societal factors that shape our reproductive lives and the intricate relationship between choice, change, and loss.

From the creator of the award-winning Aborsh podcast, Rachel Cairns mixes data and drama in this autobiographical work to publicly talk about abortion the way we do privately — with neurotic vulnerability, unflinching honesty, and frank irreverence.

Length: 75 minutes, no intermission.

Age Recommendation: 16+.

Audience Advisory: Please read at your own discretion.

This production contains mature content, including coarse language, and discussion of abortion, miscarriage, sexual assault, sex, and gender.

For media inquiries, please contact Katie Saunoris, publicist, katiesaunoris@gmail.com.

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Showtimes

Friday

December 8

Preview –
7:30 pm

Saturday

December 9

Preview –
2:00 pm

Saturday

December 9

Preview –
7:30 pm

Sunday

December 10

Preview –
2:00 pm

Tuesday

December 12

Preview –
7:30 pm

Wednesday

December 13

Opening –
7:30 pm

Thursday

December 14

7:30 pm

Friday

December 15

7:30 pm

Please note:
This performance will be ASL interpreted.

Saturday

December 16

2:00 pm

Please note:
Masks will be required at this performance

Saturday

December 16

7:30 pm

Sunday

December 17

2:00 pm

Rachel Cairns

Playwright & Performer

Courntey Ch’ng Lancaster

Director

Julia Howman

Production, Lighting & Projection Design

Cosette Pin

Sound Design

Emily Jung

Associate Technical Artist

Taylor Young

Stage Manager