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Miracle on South Division Street by Tom Dudziak

Back in Buffalo in the 1950’s stood a barbershop. and next to the barbershop stood a shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary. encased in rock and glass. Legend was that the Blessed Mother herself appeared to the barber and gave him a message for the world. Seems she was all for World Peace.

The local nuns at St. Pat’s told people not to waste their prayers or coins on the statue and the Roman Catholic church would not sanction it. 45 years later the old neighborhood is in disrepair.

Businesses and homes have hit hard times. People have left for the Suburbs, even St.Pats is gone. But the statue has survived The creator of the statue has passed away. But the family Nowaks have survived and Clara, the daughter still lives in the same apartment.Clara is a widowed mother of three children, Jimmy, Beverly and Ruth.  They squabble over everything.

Early Autumn 2016 the home of Clara Nowak, Specifically a kitchen in an old rundown house in a rundown neighborhood of Buffalo New York. Clara runs a run down soup kitchen in what used to be her father’s barbershop.

Ruth, the youngest daughter has decided to put on a one woman show about the Miracle.  While she was finding out about what led up to the Miracle she found out some things that will completely change the lives of her family and challenge their beliefs in a death bed confession.

Believe it or not this is an extremely humorous play. Sit back and enjoy watching the Nowaks as they struggle with what is disclosed to them.

Performances: March 24, 25, 26, 31, and April 1, 2, 7, and 8, 2017



Emmanuel Lutheran Church

639 Elm Street

Cheney, WA 99004

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