In this comedy/drama, we meet the Nowak family, living amidst the urban rubble of Buffalo, NY's East Side. Clara, the family matriarch, runs her soup kitchen and tends to the family heirloom - a twenty-foot shrine to the Blessed Mother which adjoins the house, commemorating the day in 1942 when the Blessed Virgin Mary materialized in her father's barber shop. When daughter Ruth divulges her plan to finally “go public" with the family miracle by creating a one-woman play about the sacred event, the entire family's faith is shaken to the very core when a deathbed confession causes the family legend to unravel.
By Tom Dudzick
Directed by Dina Shadwell
Susan Larkin is thrilled to be doing her first show at Stage Door and to be working, for the first time onstage, with her youngest son, Tony, and this talented group of people. Credits include the world premiere of “Two Drink Minimum” at Theatrical Outfit last year and the Barbara Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Aida, in “Over the River and Through the Woods” at Aurora Theatre. A co-founder of The Center For Puppetry Arts, she has worked at Theatre Atlanta, Georgia Ensemble, The Alliance Theatre, Art Station, Theatre in the Square, Theatre of the Stars and Theatre Emory. Professional acting credits include Broadway, TV (Monk, House of Payne, Sleepy Hollow) and movies (Made Up, Feed The Fish, Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds and the recent blockbuster, Last Vegas with Michael Douglas).
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