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Miracle Mother

Miracle Mother
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Deborah Kimmett
Publisher: Scirocco Drama
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 92
Pub. Date: 1998
ISBN-10: 0969726147
ISBN-13: 9780969726142
Cast Size: 3 women, 2 men

About the Play:

Finalist for the Governor General's Award (Canadian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize) for Drama.

Miracle Mother is a full-length comedy by Deborah Kimmett. What happens when a professional woman finds out she's pregnant and delivers a little girl only six months into her pregnancy? For anyone who has ever experienced the birth of a child, Miracle Mother ripples with the laughter of recognition.

Miracle Mother is a touching comedy about premature birth and neonatal care featuring Nora McLellan as a harried career woman whose life is thrown into chaos by the birth of a dangerously premature daughter. As Kathleen struggles to bond with this infant, she is forced to sort out her relationships with her mother and husband. And as a lapsed Catholic giving birth in a Catholic hospital, she must also redefine her sense of faith. The reality of giving birth to a one lb. 15-ounce baby is at the centre of the play, but Miracle Mother is also a heartfelt and wickedly funny look at the entire birth experience, especially as reflected in the mother-daughter relationship.

Miracle Mother premiered in 1993 at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, and was staged in 1994 at the Arts Club in Vancouver and in 1995 at Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary.

Cast: 3 women, 2 men

What people say:

"…one the year’s most inventive and hilarious comedies." — Toronto Star

"The dialogue was written with a keen sense of understanding that never preached or apologized for the shortcomings of the characters, just allowed us to take in the art of theatre." — Theatrum

About the Playwright:

Deborah Kimmett is a Canadian writer and comedian who has acted in many plays across Canada and written eight of her own. Her first, Miracle Mother, was written after the premature birth of her daughter. She has toured her one-woman shows since 1990, regaling audiences with her take on personal experiences. She is a Second City veteran, regular performer on CBC Radio's The Debaters and appears regularly at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.