delicacy of a puffin heart

Spring Ex
Yale University Theatre
February 15-17


In a small San Francisco apartment in the 1990s, Meryl and Ana Sofia, a lesbian couple, attempt to conceive a child through in-vitro fertilization while navigating Meryl’s bipolar disorder II. In the same apartment two decades later, their daughter, Robyn, and her roommate Hadley are forced to navigate their friendship through Robyn’s cancer. In the struggle to take control of their lives, relationships, and illnesses, four women unravel the complexity of their Asian, Bulgarian, and outsider-to-American identities and experience the potential loss of female friendship and sense of self: What does it mean to love someone honestly even when they are incapable of being honest with themselves?

This production will be directed by Alastair Rao ’26 and Alicia Shen ‘26, stage managed by Thomas Kannam ’26, and produced by Olivia O’Connor ‘24 in collaboration with Yale’s Asian American Collective of Theatermakers (AACT). It will go up February 15-17 in the University Theater.

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