A ‘Miracle on South Division Street’ coming to the Marion Art Center

Nov 4, 2023

MARION — Get in the Christmas spirit at the Marion Art Center with its winter play “Miracle on South Division Street” written by Tom Dudzick and directed by Donn Tyler and Maura Van Voris.

Performance dates are December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 15, and 16. Friday and Saturday shows will start at 7:30 p.m., the Sunday matinee will begin at 2 p.m.

The cast includes Kate Martin, Tristan McCann, Kate Sorensen-Young, and Bethany Whitehead. Stage Manager is Marisa Biever, Sound and Lighting tech is Steven McManus, and set design is by Maura Van Voris.

“Miracle on South Division Street” is the story of the Nowak family, living in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. 

“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,” according to a Marion Art Center press release. “When the play opens on Christmas Eve 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.”

Tickets are on sale now for Marion Art Center members and go on sale to nonmembers on Nov. 11. Tickets can be purchased online at marionartcenter.org/events.

The MAC is also a participant in Mass Cultural Council’s Card to Culture program, in collaboration with the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by broadening accessibility to cultural programming.

Learn more about the Marion Art Center’s free or low cost ticket offerings at marionartcenter.org/about.