Alison Leiby will bring her comedic solo show Oh God, A Show About Abortion to Off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre. Lila Neugebauer will direct the run, which will be presented by Broad City co-creator and star Ilana Glazer. Performances begin April 25 with an opening night set for May 5. The limited run will continue through June 4.
The work sees Leiby telling the story of a momentous summer that involved a scary visit to the "Fertility" section of a Missouri CVS, two root canals, and, finally, a trip to Planned Parenthood.
"Alison Leiby is one of the sharpest voices in the comedy scene right now," says Glazer in a statement. "Oh God, A Show About Abortion is her best work yet, a perfect container for her captivating performance style and cutting voice. This show is so precise about Alison’s specific experience as a 35-year old woman who chose to get an abortion that it's actually widely relatable to anyone who's ever had to make a complex decision."
"Please come," adds Leiby. "I promise it’s funny."
Mike Lavoie and Carlee Briglia, Bada Robot Live, and Chris Burns of AGI Entertainment are producing Oh God, A Show About Abortion, which will feature lighting design by Amina Alexander and sound design by Margaret Montagna.
Leiby is a co-producer on Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and has written such TV shows as The President Show, The Opposition With Jordan Klepper, and Broad City.
For more, visit OhGodShow.com.