Directed by Ed Mobley
Auditions February 19 & 20, 7 PM
Epilogue Theatre – 1849 North Alabama Street, Indianapolis
Performance Dates: April 20-30 (Thurs – Sun)
Auditioners will be asked to read from the script.
“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.
THE NOWAK FAMILY OF BUFFALO, NY (“Buffalo accent” not required.):
CLARA: Late 60’s, family matriarch. Lovably forward and direct. No-nonsense, says what’s on her mind. Born in Poland, came to Buffalo as an infant. Raised and still lives in the same urban Buffalo neighborhood. There is a charmingly naïve “old world peasant”
air about her.
HER CHILDREN (ALL UNMARRIED):
BEVERLY: Late 30s. Eldest daughter. Loud, outspoken, opinionated. Her mother’s daughter. Avid bowler. Product of her urban environment. Sarcastic, wickedly funny.
RUTH: Mid-30s. Middle daughter. A bit gangly, awkward, not the type men throw themselves at. But with an appealing energy and spark. Very intelligent and a little classier than her siblings. Aspiring actress, wants to move to New York City.
JIMMY: 30-ish. The baby. Simple but witty guy who enjoys needling his sisters. A garbageman, happy in his work. Loves living in Buffalo. Big heart, kind disposition.
Questions? Contact director Ed Mobley by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org