|HE'S HAVING A BABY - Getting Pregnant was supposed to be the fun part!
| Open: 12/03/07 Close: 12/23/07
VBAC PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce the world premiere production of He's Having a Baby, directed by Cosmin Chivu. He's Having a Baby will play a 3-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Altered Stages (212 W. 29th St., 2nd Fl.). Performances begin Monday, December 3 and continue through, Sunday, December 23 Opening Night is Monday, December 3 (8 p.m.).
He's Having a Baby is about the trials and tribulations of young couple's attempt to start a family. Through fun-loving and thought-provoking dramedy, the audience experiences the male point-of-view of the problems, anxieties, and stress of a process they expected to be easy and was supposed to be fun.
This autobiographical journey begins when the young man is six years old and follows him on the many chapters of his quest. The innocence, the attempts, attempts, and more attempts, the worries, what the sperm must be thinking, pregnancy, miscarriage, incompetent doctors, pregnancy again, what the fetus must be thinking, three months of bed rest, emergency c-section and finally elation.
The production features scenic and lighting design by Evan O'Brient. Kevin Swanlund is the sound operator and Jillian Zeman is the stage manager.
ANDREW KAPLAN (Playwright/Performer) has appeared in musical theatre (Pippin in Pippin, Dan in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Motel in Fiddler on the Roof), Off-Broadway dramas (David in Dry Rain), movies (Restless), TV ("Wings" and "Family Matters") and voice-overs (Dogs Don't Wear Sneakers, No Moon - No Milk, Cuddly Dudley). His writing credits include the TV movie With Friends Like These… purchased by Fox, original screenplays and teleplays.
COSMIN CHIVU (Director) has worked as a stage Director and actor in Romania, Austria, England, Germany, and America, and has received multiple awards for his work. Until 1999 he acted and directed for theatres in Europe (including the National Theatre of Bucharest, French Institute, Brouhaha Festival- UK, Mistelbach Festival- Austria). In America he directed over 30 plays in New York City, New Jersey and Massachusetts. He has an MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. In 2004 he was granted with a lifetime membership of the Actors Studio in NYC and a membership of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. He is the founder of InterArt Theatre Group. In July 2007 Chivu completed a fellowship with Jack O'Brien at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Cosmin Chivu currently teaches theatre courses and workshops at Pace University, New York. In recent years he was a Guest lecturer for Tisch School of the Arts (NYU), Actors Studio Drama School, and Ramapo College (NJ).