Miracle on South Division Street
Fresh from its off-Broadway run at St. Luke's Theatre, “Miracle on South Division Street” is the story of the Nowak family, living amidst the urban rubble of Buffalo, NY’s East Side. Maybe the neighborhood is depressed, but not Clara, the family matriarch. She happily runs her soup kitchen and tends to the family heirloom – a twenty-foot shrine to the Blessed Mother which adjoins the house. This neighborhood beacon of faith commemorates the day in 1942 when the Blessed Virgin Mary materialized in her father’s barber shop! When the play opens, a family meeting is in progress. Daughter Ruth divulges her plan to finally “go public” with the family miracle by creating a one-woman play about the sacred event. But during the course of the meeting, the entire family’s faith is shaken to the very core when a deathbed confession causes the family legend to unravel. The results are heartfelt and hilarious.
JOHN GEORGETTE, JR., Examiner.com:
"Best comedy of the year in Connecticut! A great hook that will keep generations laughing. You have to see it to believe it."
PETER D. KRAMER, The Journal News:
A rollicking comedy where one revelation builds on another to an unexpected and thoroughly satisfying conclusion. Best to order tickets before it sells out."
GEORGE DACRE, The Rockland County Times:
"Take my word for it, go see and enjoy 'Miracle on South Division Street.' Four Stars out of Four."
PETER FILICHIA, Theatremania.com:
"Utterly delightful while delivering a solid message on faith, the lack of it, why we believe what we believe, and how we can, or must, adjust to life's surprises."
LARRY HARBISON, On the Aisle with Larry:
"A well-constructed and most endearing play. I loved it."
JOANNE GRECO ROCHMAN, NewsTimes.com:
"You will quickly fall in love with the characters."
DANIEL M. GOLD, The New York Times:
Relatives who are a little too close; a suffocating sense of limits; secrets that, once shared, undo the precepts that defined a way of life: If these sound like elements in a family's deconstruction - the stuff, say, of a Sam Shepard play - they certainly could be.
But Tom Dudzick's "Miracle on South Division Street," at St. Luke's Theater, is a sprightly, gentle comedy, where revelations that might remake a family's sense of itself are each rolled out in service of laughter.
For performance inquiries contact Jack Tantleff at Paradigm Talent Agency. firstname.lastname@example.org