Funny, Like An Abortion

Written by Rachel Bublitz
Directed by Paige Conway

April 25, 2024 - May 11, 2024

7:00pm, Thu/Fri/Sat/Mon and 3:00pm Sun, April 28 & May 5, James Levin Theatre. Previews April 25 & 26. Opening Night is April 27.

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Set in a future America where even saying the word “abortion” is a crime, this play is about loyalty, friendship, and value of freedom. National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.

Featuring: Andrea de la Fuente, Maggie Adler 

Funny, Like An Abortion was originally developed with PlayGrounds 25th and 26th Festival of New Works with Jim Kleinmann as Artistic Director.

Content Warning: Funny, Like An Abortion contains strong language and talk regarding abortion. For details or additional content, please contact the Box Office at 216.631.2727 x501 or by emailing boxoffice@cptonline.org.

The James Levin Theatre is ADA-compliant featuring a patron elevator and an all-gender, wheelchair accessible restroom.


The Creative Production Team Includes:

Director & Line Producer: Paige Conway
Stage Manager: Yesenia Real
Scenic Designer: Laura Carlson Tarantowski
Lighting Designer: Libby Zamiska
Costume Designer: Amanda Rowe-Van Allen
Sound Designer: Angie Hayes
Props Designer: Lisa L. Wiley

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Opening Night | April 27 – Ticket includes free admission to the post-show opening party with appetizers and beverages! Mingle with cast members!

Post Show Talk | April 26  Meet Playwright Rachel Bublitz

Market Monday | May 6 –Ticket includes admission to pre-show pop-up market spotlighting local visual artists, retailers, entrepreneurs, and more! Beginning one hour prior to every Monday night performance.

Post Show Talk | May 3 Preterm a non-profit abortion clinic will join us for a post show discussion.

Free Bev Friday – Every Friday night at CPT is Free Bev Friday. Free beer, wine, ready to drink cocktails and soft drinks are served after the performance for about an hour. Join the staff and artists of CPT, talk about the show, and have a drink on us. And remember, hot beverages like coffee and tea are always complimentary at CPT performances. (Please note: While liquor used in mixed drinks will not be complimentary, the mixer will be discounted from your total.)

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About the Playwright: Rachel Bublitz

Rachel Bublitz is an internationally produced playwright known for telling stories about women and creating exciting new work for young performers. She won the Will Glickman Award for Best Premiere Play in the San Francisco Bay Area for Ripped (World Premiere at Z Space). Other plays include: Burst (World Premiere at Alleyway Theatre, developed at The Road Theatre Company), Of Serpents & Sea Spray (World Premiere at Custom Made Theatre), My Body (produced at Barrington Stage Company, developed at the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival), and Let’s Fix Andy (developed at Salt Lake Acting Company). Rachel has published plays with Playscripts (Biz Town), Dramatic Publishing (The Night Witches), Original Works Publishing (Ripped), Stage Partners (The Book Women), and YouthPLAYS (The Summer I Howled). Rachel resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her family. When she isn’t writing she’s most likely to be watching her kids dominate at water polo. For more visit: RachelBublitz.com.


About the Director: Paige Conway

Paige is a director, AEA stage manager, and theatre educator from Flint, Michigan. She holds a BFA in Theatre, with a focus in Directing from Michigan State University. With over 12 years of experience as a competitive gymnast, it’s no surprise she found her niche in physical theatre, and is passionate about the physical, mental, and emotional accessibility and safety it offers in a theatrical process. During the pandemic, she began training as an intimacy choreographer through TIE (Theatrical Intimacy Education). Paige is also occasionally a playwright. In 2021 her play Tag received a virtual development process with Drafted; A New Play Workshop. She’s so glad to be with CPT and excited to be working with this wonderful community of artists. Some favorite credits include: Lungs (director, Kickshaw Theatre); Wrong River (stage manager, Flint Repertory Theatre); Dreamscape – the Collaboratory (director/devisor, Young People’s’ Theater); She Kills Monsters (producer/director, CHS Theatre Guild); Songs For a New World (stage manager; Flint Repertory Theatre); These Mortal Hosts (director, Williamston Theatre); Dr. Fox and the Impossible Cure for Death (stage manager, imaGEN Project – Wharton Center for Performing Arts); Milvotchkee, Visconsin (stage manager, Kickshaw Theatre); The Wolves (stage manager, Flint Repertory Theatre); The Wonderful, Wacky Witches Podcast (director/audio editor, CHS Theatre Guild).


In partnership with the National New Play Network (NNPN), Funny, Like An Abortion was originally developed with PlayGrounds 25th and 26th Festival of New Works with Jim Kleinmann as Artistic Director. Other partner theaters are Mile Square Theatre (Hoboken, NJ) and The VORTEX (Austin, TX). For information visit nnpn.org.

NNPN is an alliance of professional theatres that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays. NNPN’s Rolling World Premiere Program supports three or more theatres that choose to mount the same new play within a 12-month period, allowing the playwright to develop a new work with multiple creative teams in multiple communities. The playwright is part of the process, working on the script and making adjustments based on what is learned from each production. Click here for more information.