Miracle on South Division Street, an off Broadway play by local playwright Tom Dudzick, is a hilarious and heartfelt story about a “miracle” in a family barbershop located in the urban rubble of Buffalo’s East Side. There will be a full cast reading of “Miracle” on Friday June 10, as part of a Friends of the Nyack Library fundraiser at 7p in the Community Meeting Room of the library.
The neighborhood where the Nowak family lives might be 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 cast includes: Rick Apicella, Tiffany M. Card, Alison Costello, Tom Dudzick, and Judy Stadt. There will be a question and answer period and refreshments after the performance.
Tickets are $25 and will benefit the Carnegie Concert Series and may be purchased at the Reference Desk. You may also call the Reference Desk at (845) 358-3370 ext 214 to make your reservation and pay at the door.
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