The Appointment

photo by Johanna Austin

photo by Johanna Austin

photo by HanJie Chow

photo by HanJie Chow

photo by Johanna Austin

photo by Johanna Austin

The Appointment is a musical satire about the abortion debate. Song & Dance numbers belted out by grotesque talking fetuses combine with realistic scenes set in an abortion clinic to create a unique, surreal look at the state of abortion in America. Part Nightmare Clown Show, part Documentary Realism, part Musical Comedy - The Appointment asks difficult questions about your pre-conceived notions about abortion.

The Appointment ran in March of 2019 as a part of High Pressure Fire Service at FringeArts in Philadelphia, and in April/May of 2019 as a part of Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop in New York.

Cast/Creative Team

photo by HanJie Chow

photo by HanJie Chow

Lead Artist: Alice Yorke
Director: Eva Steinmetz
Music & Lyrics: Alex Bechtel
Creator/Performers: Alice Yorke, Scott R. Sheppard, Lee Minora, Brett Robinson, Jaime Maseda, Katie Gould, Brenson Thomas
Music Director: Amanda Morton
Stage Manager: Sara Maranich
Choreographer: Melanie Cotton
Set Design: Oona Curley
Lighting Design: Masha Tsimring
Sound Designer: Elizabeth Atkinson
Costume Designer: Jillian Keys
Props Designer: Alicia Crosby
Musicians: Charles Muench & Michael Santa Cruz (PA), Mike Reilly & Debbie Tjong (NY)
Associate Lighting Designer: Becky Heisler McCarthy
Associate Sound Designer: Taylor Jedlinsk
Co-Producer: Meredith Sonnen
Production Management/Technical Direction: Flannel & Hammer Scene Shop