STAGEStheatre Presents Out-of-This-World Comedy, The Miracle of Mary Mack's Baby
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The last date listed for The Miracle of Mary Mack's Baby was Sunday April 25, 2010 / 2:00pm.
Quotes & Highlights
“Director Patti Cumby and her razor-sharp ensemble pull out all the stops in service of this zany farce.” —Examiner.com
“Do you like science fiction? Wild, way out, wacky science fiction? ‘Yes?’ You will love STAGEStheatre‘s production of Johnna Adams’ The Miracle of Mary Mack’s Baby!” – The Fullerton Observer
“There’s something about the goofy way people act around babies that just tickles the funny bone. The long list of comedies on the subject is headed by movie director Preston Sturges’ The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, the Coen brothers’ Raising Arizona and playwright Christopher Durang’s Baby With the Bathwater. To that distinguished list, you can add playwright Johnna Adams’ The Miracle of Mary Mack’s Baby, a wacky comedy that meshes the flavor, sensibility and comedic flair of Raising Arizona with sci-fi and horror stories like Close Encounters and Rosemary’s Baby. If ever there was an absolute hoot of a show, this is it, folks – so catch it while you still can.” —The Orange County Register
STAGEStheatre is proud to present Johnna Adams’ hilarious comedy The Miracle of Mary Mack’s Baby. Developed in 1998 through STAGEStheatre’s Writer’s Workshop and produced in 2000, STAGEStheatre is restaging this crowd favorite. “It seemed like the perfect time to give this original another opportunity on the stage,” say director Patti Cumby. “We are so excited to bring back this script for its 10th anniversary. So many people out there are looking for miracles as solutions and this show, well maybe it say, look a little more closely at solutions that seem too perfect.”
It’s just a normal Friday night, M*A*S*H is playing on the T.V., when out of the dark Texas sky falls to Earth a silver vessel, lands on the front lawn, steaming from what appears to be entry into the Earth’s atmosphere and up in the sky, a series of brilliant, shiny lights, pulsing in an almost hypnotic rhythmic, otherworldly beat. From the vessel emerges your child that went missing six months earlier…or is it?
Staging The Miracle of Mary Mack’s Baby solidifies STAGEStheatre’s commitment to produce original scripts by local artists. Though Johnna Adams has since moved to New York City to pursue playwriting, she teamed up with STAGEStheatre to produce her plays, The Miracle of Mary Mack’s Baby, Rattlers, Regrets, and Sand Angels. “We are so proud to have cultivated a wonderful relationship with this very talented playwright,” say Amanda DeMaio, Managing Director of STAGEStheatre. “We value the rapport we are able to develop with talented writers. That’s why we are producing four original scripts this year. It’s not just because it’s in our mission statement, this is something we are truly passionate about.”
Playwright Johnna Adams graduated in 1995 from DePaul University with a BFA in Acting. She has had her work produced throughout the country; most recently her play Sans Merci won her critical acclaim when performed at the Hunger Artists in Fullerton. Adams lives and works in New York City and is part of the Flux Theatre Ensemble.
The Miracle of Mary Mack’s Baby_ ensemble includes: Elizabeth Serra, Mike Martin, Patti Cumby, Robert Dean Nunez, Amanda DeMaio, Darri Kristin, and Frank Tryon.