Miracle on South Division Street

Miracle on South Division Street
by Tom Dudzick

Productions (81)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 1 m
  • Set: A kitchen with fridge, sink, table and four chairs, etc. Sink does not need plumbing.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-034-1

Miracle on South Division Street
by Tom Dudzick

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Productions (81)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 1 m
  • Set: A kitchen with fridge, sink, table and four chairs, etc. Sink does not need plumbing.

Meet the Nowaks of Buffalo, NY. Clara and her three grown kids have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop! Since then, the neighborhood has looked upon the Nowaks' 20-foot commemorative shrine as a beacon of hope and faith amidst the urban rubble. And now daughter Ruth unveils her plan to write and star in a one-woman show about the family miracle so the "whole world will know!" However, as her plans for theatrical immortality unfold, 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. (Included is a guide for turning this play into a Christmas Play.)

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $100
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $100. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Meet the Nowaks of Buffalo, NY. Clara and her three grown kids have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop! Since then, the neighborhood has looked upon the Nowaks' 20-foot commemorative shrine as a beacon of hope and faith amidst the urban rubble. And now daughter Ruth unveils her plan to write and star in a one-woman show about the family miracle so the "whole world will know!" However, as her plans for theatrical immortality unfold, 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. (Included is a guide for turning this play into a Christmas Play.)

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 1 m
  • Set: A kitchen with fridge, sink, table and four chairs, etc. Sink does not need plumbing.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-034-1

Published Reviews

"...a sprightly, gentle comedy, where revelations that might remake a family's sense of itself are each rolled out in service of laughter."

Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times

"Another winner... Give in to Miracle on South Division Street. You'll be glad you did."

Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News

"Revelation after revelation creates genuine comic punch and lots of laughs. Dudzick finds a truly imaginative way to upend everything that the Nowaks believe, as well as who they think they are."

Winnipeg Free Press

"Four Stars out of Four."

George Dacre, The Rockland County Times

"A well-constructed and most endearing play. I loved it."

Larry Harbison, On the Aisle with Larry

"You will quickly fall in love with the characters."

Joanne Greco Rochman, NewsTimes.com

"A blessing for the audience. Heartwarming and clever."

Peter D. Kramer, The Journal News

"Utterly delightful while delivering a solid message on faith, the lack of it, why we believe what we believe, and how we can, or must, adjust to life's surprises."

Peter Filichia, Theatremania.com

"Best comedy of the year in Connecticut! A great hook that will keep generations laughing. You have to see it to believe it."

John Georgette, Jr., Examiner.com

Production History

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APR 17, 2018 - APR 17, 2018
Chaminade Julienne High School
Dayton, OH United States
Chaminade Julienne High School Dayton, OH United States
JAN 19, 2018 - JAN 28, 2018
Theatre Lawrence
Lawrence, KS United States
Theatre Lawrence Lawrence, KS United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 31, 2017
Virginia Repertory Theatre
Hanover, VA United States
Virginia Repertory Theatre Hanover, VA United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 03, 2017
The Masquers Inc.
Manitowoc, WI United States
The Masquers Inc. Manitowoc, WI United States
NOV 22, 2017 - DEC 17, 2017
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
Milwaukee, WI United States
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Milwaukee, WI United States
NOV 10, 2017 - NOV 19, 2017
Gallery Theater
West Chicago, IL United States
Gallery Theater West Chicago, IL United States
NOV 03, 2017 - NOV 05, 2017
Garret Players
Lancaster, OH United States
Garret Players Lancaster, OH United States
NOV 02, 2017 - NOV 04, 2017
Arlington High School
Arlington, TX United States
Arlington High School Arlington, TX United States
JUL 26, 2017 - JUL 29, 2017
ESU Theatre
Emporia, KS United States
ESU Theatre Emporia, KS United States
JUL 05, 2017 - JUL 15, 2017
Saint Michael's Playhouse
Colchester, VT United States
Saint Michael's Playhouse Colchester, VT United States
APR 28, 2017 - MAY 06, 2017
Players de Noc Inc.
Escanaba, MI United States
Players de Noc Inc. Escanaba, MI United States
APR 20, 2017 - APR 30, 2017
Green Bay Community Theater
Green Bay, WI United States
Green Bay Community Theater Green Bay, WI United States
MAR 24, 2017 - APR 08, 2017
StageWest Community Theatre, Inc
Cheney, WA United States
StageWest Community Theatre, Inc Cheney, WA United States
DEC 16, 2016 - DEC 19, 2016
Salida High School Drama Team
Salida, CO United States
Salida High School Drama Team Salida, CO United States
DEC 09, 2016 - DEC 10, 2016
Mohonk Mountain Stage Company
New Paltz, NY United States
Mohonk Mountain Stage Company New Paltz, NY United States
DEC 09, 2016 - DEC 17, 2016
1902 Stock Exchange
Adairsville, GA United States
1902 Stock Exchange Adairsville, GA United States
DEC 08, 2016 - DEC 11, 2016
Rome Community Theater
Rome, NY United States
Rome Community Theater Rome, NY United States
AUG 31, 2016 - OCT 27, 2016
DayTrippers
Mn, MN United States
DayTrippers Mn, MN United States
AUG 19, 2016 - AUG 28, 2016
RIVER CITY COMMUNITY PLAYERS
LEAVENWORTH, KS United States
RIVER CITY COMMUNITY PLAYERS LEAVENWORTH, KS United States
JUL 15, 2016 - AUG 07, 2016
Shadowland Artists, Inc.
Ellenville, NY United States
Shadowland Artists, Inc. Ellenville, NY United States
MAY 13, 2016 - MAY 22, 2016
Actors Community Theatre Of Davie
Davie, FL United States
Actors Community Theatre Of Davie Davie, FL United States
APR 15, 2016 - MAY 14, 2016
Theatre Suburbia
Houston, TX United States
Theatre Suburbia Houston, TX United States
MAR 11, 2016 - APR 03, 2016
Clague Playhouse
Westlake, OH United States
Clague Playhouse Westlake, OH United States
MAR 11, 2016 - MAR 20, 2016
Sand Lake Center For The Arts/Circle Theatre Players
Averill Park, 31 231
Sand Lake Center For The Arts/Circle Theatre Players Averill Park, 31 231
JAN 12, 2016 - FEB 07, 2016
Geva Theatre Center
Rochester, NY United States
Geva Theatre Center Rochester, NY United States
DEC 11, 2015 - DEC 19, 2015
Centerstage North Theatre
Marietta, GA United States
Centerstage North Theatre Marietta, GA United States
DEC 10, 2015 - DEC 13, 2015
Sunflower Theatre
Cortez, CO United States
Sunflower Theatre Cortez, CO United States
DEC 10, 2015 - DEC 20, 2015
Alton Little Theater, Inc.
Alton, IL United States
Alton Little Theater, Inc. Alton, IL United States
DEC 10, 2015 - DEC 20, 2015
FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY THEATRE
LABELLE, FL United States
FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY THEATRE LABELLE, FL United States
DEC 09, 2015 - DEC 09, 2015
Alton Little Theater, Inc.
Godfrey, 12 231
Alton Little Theater, Inc. Godfrey, 12 231
DEC 03, 2015 - DEC 20, 2015
Stage Left Theater Company
Myrtle Beach, SC United States
Stage Left Theater Company Myrtle Beach, SC United States
DEC 03, 2015 - DEC 20, 2015
Shaker Bridge Theatre
Enfield, NH United States
Shaker Bridge Theatre Enfield, NH United States
NOV 19, 2015 - DEC 06, 2015
Arts Space At Books And Company
Prince George, BC Canada
Arts Space At Books And Company Prince George, BC Canada
NOV 13, 2015 - NOV 22, 2015
Beckwith Theatre Co.
Dowagiac, MI United States
Beckwith Theatre Co. Dowagiac, MI United States
AUG 21, 2015 - SEP 06, 2015
Theatre Coppell
Coppell, TX United States
Theatre Coppell Coppell, TX United States
AUG 12, 2015 - AUG 22, 2015
Cortland Repertory Theatre
Cortland, NY United States
Cortland Repertory Theatre Cortland, NY United States
JUN 12, 2015 - JUN 13, 2015
Transfiguration Theatre Players
Marietta, GA United States
Transfiguration Theatre Players Marietta, GA United States
MAY 29, 2015 - JUN 13, 2015
dcp theatre
Telford, PA United States
dcp theatre Telford, PA United States
APR 18, 2015 - APR 18, 2015
Hamilton-Gibson Productions
La Plata, MD United States
Hamilton-Gibson Productions La Plata, MD United States
MAR 14, 2015 - MAR 14, 2015
Hamilton-Gibson Productions
Gettysburg, PA United States
Hamilton-Gibson Productions Gettysburg, PA United States
FEB 11, 2015 - FEB 28, 2015
The Farmington Players
Farmington Hills, MI United States
The Farmington Players Farmington Hills, MI United States
JAN 02, 2015 - JAN 03, 2015
N/A
Nyack, NY United States
N/A Nyack, NY United States
DEC 11, 2014 - DEC 14, 2014
Aurora Players
East Aurora, NY United States
Aurora Players East Aurora, NY United States
DEC 03, 2014 - JAN 04, 2015
Actors' Playhouse
Coral Gables, FL United States
Actors' Playhouse Coral Gables, FL United States
NOV 28, 2014 - DEC 28, 2014
Williamston Theatre
Williamston, MI United States
Williamston Theatre Williamston, MI United States
NOV 19, 2014 - NOV 23, 2014
St Charles Community College
Cottleville, MO United States
St Charles Community College Cottleville, MO United States
NOV 07, 2014 - NOV 15, 2014
Hamilton-Gibson Productions
Wellsboro, PA United States
Hamilton-Gibson Productions Wellsboro, PA United States
OCT 25, 2014 - DEC 21, 2014
Early Bird Dinner Theatre
Clearwater, FL United States
Early Bird Dinner Theatre Clearwater, FL United States
OCT 17, 2014 - NOV 02, 2014
Theatre Arlington
Arlington, TX United States
Theatre Arlington Arlington, TX United States
SEP 07, 2014 - SEP 07, 2014
Lompoc Civic Theatre
Lompoc, CA United States
Lompoc Civic Theatre Lompoc, CA United States
SEP 04, 2014 - SEP 21, 2014
The Human Race Theatre Company
Dayton, OH United States
The Human Race Theatre Company Dayton, OH United States
JUL 31, 2014 - AUG 17, 2014
A Simple Theatre in Residence at Eckerd College
Saint Petersburg, FL United States
A Simple Theatre in Residence at Eckerd College Saint Petersburg, FL United States
JUL 22, 2014 - AUG 31, 2014
White Heron Theatre Company
Nantucket, MA United States
White Heron Theatre Company Nantucket, MA United States
JUL 08, 2014 - JUL 21, 2014
White Heron Theatre Company
Nantucket, MA United States
White Heron Theatre Company Nantucket, MA United States
MAY 17, 2014 - AUG 23, 2014
Lompoc Civic Theatre
Lompoc, CA United States
Lompoc Civic Theatre Lompoc, CA United States
MAY 01, 2014 - JUN 08, 2014
Theater At The Center
Munster, IN United States
Theater At The Center Munster, IN United States
APR 09, 2014 - JUN 15, 2014
New Theatre Company
Overland Park, KS United States
New Theatre Company Overland Park, KS United States
APR 01, 2014 - APR 30, 2014
None
oshkosh, WI United States
None oshkosh, WI United States
MAR 28, 2014 - APR 13, 2014
Hamilton County Theatre Guild
Noblesville, IN United States
Hamilton County Theatre Guild Noblesville, IN United States
MAR 21, 2014 - APR 13, 2014
Stage Door Players
Dunwoody, GA United States
Stage Door Players Dunwoody, GA United States
MAR 15, 2014 - MAR 15, 2014
Meeker Arts & Cultural Council
Meeker, CO United States
Meeker Arts & Cultural Council Meeker, CO United States
FEB 14, 2014 - MAR 23, 2014
Pewter Plough Playhouse
Cambria, CA United States
Pewter Plough Playhouse Cambria, CA United States
JAN 18, 2014 - JAN 18, 2014
Independent Producer
Appleton, WI United States
Independent Producer Appleton, WI United States
DEC 06, 2013 - DEC 22, 2013
Shaker Bridge Theatre
Enfield, NH United States
Shaker Bridge Theatre Enfield, NH United States
DEC 02, 2013 - DEC 08, 2013
Montgomery Theater
Souderton, PA United States
Montgomery Theater Souderton, PA United States
NOV 15, 2013 - DEC 07, 2013
Army Entertainment
Fort Gordon, GA United States
Army Entertainment Fort Gordon, GA United States
NOV 13, 2013 - DEC 01, 2013
Montgomery Theater
Souderton, PA United States
Montgomery Theater Souderton, PA United States
NOV 12, 2013 - NOV 24, 2013
Invisible Theatre
Tucson, AZ United States
Invisible Theatre Tucson, AZ United States
NOV 06, 2013 - DEC 15, 2013
The Colony Theatre
Burbank, CA United States
The Colony Theatre Burbank, CA United States
NOV 01, 2013 - DEC 25, 2013
The Kavinoky Theater
Buffalo, NY United States
The Kavinoky Theater Buffalo, NY United States
OCT 24, 2013 - OCT 27, 2013
Sun Lakes Country Club Drama Club
Banning, CA United States
Sun Lakes Country Club Drama Club Banning, CA United States
OCT 04, 2013 - OCT 19, 2013
Wilsonville Theater Company
Wilsonville, OR United States
Wilsonville Theater Company Wilsonville, OR United States
SEP 04, 2013 - OCT 20, 2013
Peninsula Players Theatre
Fish Creek, WI United States
Peninsula Players Theatre Fish Creek, WI United States
JUN 13, 2013 - JUL 13, 2013
Circle Theatre
Fort Worth, TX United States
Circle Theatre Fort Worth, TX United States
MAY 24, 2013 - JUN 22, 2013
Curtain Call Theatre
Latham, NY United States
Curtain Call Theatre Latham, NY United States
MAY 24, 2013 - JUN 16, 2013
Chenango River Theatre
Greene, NY United States
Chenango River Theatre Greene, NY United States
MAY 23, 2013 - JUN 08, 2013
Little Lake Theatre Company
Canonsburg, PA United States
Little Lake Theatre Company Canonsburg, PA United States
NOV 22, 2012 - DEC 15, 2012
Royal Manitoba Theatre Center
Winnipeg, MB Canada
Royal Manitoba Theatre Center Winnipeg, MB Canada
MAY 13, 2012 - JUN 13, 2012
Penguin Repertory Theatre
New York, NY United States
Penguin Repertory Theatre New York, NY United States
APR 03, 2011 - MAY 02, 2011
Seven Angels Theatre
Waterbury, CT United States
Seven Angels Theatre Waterbury, CT United States
MAY 15, 2009 - JUN 14, 2009
Penguin Repertory Theatre
Stony Point, NY United States
Penguin Repertory Theatre Stony Point, NY United States
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Chaminade Julienne High School
Dayton, OH United States
Chaminade Julienne High School Dayton, OH United States
JAN 19, 2018 - JAN 28, 2018
Theatre Lawrence
Lawrence, KS United States
Theatre Lawrence Lawrence, KS United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 31, 2017
Virginia Repertory Theatre
Hanover, VA United States
Virginia Repertory Theatre Hanover, VA United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 03, 2017
The Masquers Inc.
Manitowoc, WI United States
The Masquers Inc. Manitowoc, WI United States
NOV 22, 2017 - DEC 17, 2017
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
Milwaukee, WI United States
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Milwaukee, WI United States
NOV 10, 2017 - NOV 19, 2017
Gallery Theater
West Chicago, IL United States
Gallery Theater West Chicago, IL United States
NOV 03, 2017 - NOV 05, 2017
Garret Players
Lancaster, OH United States
Garret Players Lancaster, OH United States
NOV 02, 2017 - NOV 04, 2017
Arlington High School
Arlington, TX United States
Arlington High School Arlington, TX United States
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Virginia Repertory Theatre
Hanover, VA United States
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NOV 22, 2017 - DEC 17, 2017
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
Milwaukee, WI United States
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Milwaukee, WI United States
JUL 05, 2017 - JUL 15, 2017
Saint Michael's Playhouse
Colchester, VT United States
Saint Michael's Playhouse Colchester, VT United States
AUG 31, 2016 - OCT 27, 2016
DayTrippers
Mn, MN United States
DayTrippers Mn, MN United States
JUL 15, 2016 - AUG 07, 2016
Shadowland Artists, Inc.
Ellenville, NY United States
Shadowland Artists, Inc. Ellenville, NY United States
JAN 12, 2016 - FEB 07, 2016
Geva Theatre Center
Rochester, NY United States
Geva Theatre Center Rochester, NY United States
DEC 03, 2015 - DEC 20, 2015
Shaker Bridge Theatre
Enfield, NH United States
Shaker Bridge Theatre Enfield, NH United States
NOV 19, 2015 - DEC 06, 2015
Arts Space At Books And Company
Prince George, BC Canada
Arts Space At Books And Company Prince George, BC Canada
AUG 12, 2015 - AUG 22, 2015
Cortland Repertory Theatre
Cortland, NY United States
Cortland Repertory Theatre Cortland, NY United States
DEC 03, 2014 - JAN 04, 2015
Actors' Playhouse
Coral Gables, FL United States
Actors' Playhouse Coral Gables, FL United States
NOV 28, 2014 - DEC 28, 2014
Williamston Theatre
Williamston, MI United States
Williamston Theatre Williamston, MI United States
OCT 25, 2014 - DEC 21, 2014
Early Bird Dinner Theatre
Clearwater, FL United States
Early Bird Dinner Theatre Clearwater, FL United States
SEP 04, 2014 - SEP 21, 2014
The Human Race Theatre Company
Dayton, OH United States
The Human Race Theatre Company Dayton, OH United States
JUL 31, 2014 - AUG 17, 2014
A Simple Theatre in Residence at Eckerd College
Saint Petersburg, FL United States
A Simple Theatre in Residence at Eckerd College Saint Petersburg, FL United States
JUL 22, 2014 - AUG 31, 2014
White Heron Theatre Company
Nantucket, MA United States
White Heron Theatre Company Nantucket, MA United States
JUL 08, 2014 - JUL 21, 2014
White Heron Theatre Company
Nantucket, MA United States
White Heron Theatre Company Nantucket, MA United States
MAY 01, 2014 - JUN 08, 2014
Theater At The Center
Munster, IN United States
Theater At The Center Munster, IN United States
APR 09, 2014 - JUN 15, 2014
New Theatre Company
Overland Park, KS United States
New Theatre Company Overland Park, KS United States
MAR 21, 2014 - APR 13, 2014
Stage Door Players
Dunwoody, GA United States
Stage Door Players Dunwoody, GA United States
DEC 06, 2013 - DEC 22, 2013
Shaker Bridge Theatre
Enfield, NH United States
Shaker Bridge Theatre Enfield, NH United States
DEC 02, 2013 - DEC 08, 2013
Montgomery Theater
Souderton, PA United States
Montgomery Theater Souderton, PA United States
NOV 13, 2013 - DEC 01, 2013
Montgomery Theater
Souderton, PA United States
Montgomery Theater Souderton, PA United States
NOV 12, 2013 - NOV 24, 2013
Invisible Theatre
Tucson, AZ United States
Invisible Theatre Tucson, AZ United States
NOV 06, 2013 - DEC 15, 2013
The Colony Theatre
Burbank, CA United States
The Colony Theatre Burbank, CA United States
NOV 01, 2013 - DEC 25, 2013
The Kavinoky Theater
Buffalo, NY United States
The Kavinoky Theater Buffalo, NY United States
SEP 04, 2013 - OCT 20, 2013
Peninsula Players Theatre
Fish Creek, WI United States
Peninsula Players Theatre Fish Creek, WI United States
JUN 13, 2013 - JUL 13, 2013
Circle Theatre
Fort Worth, TX United States
Circle Theatre Fort Worth, TX United States
MAY 24, 2013 - JUN 16, 2013
Chenango River Theatre
Greene, NY United States
Chenango River Theatre Greene, NY United States
NOV 22, 2012 - DEC 15, 2012
Royal Manitoba Theatre Center
Winnipeg, MB Canada
Royal Manitoba Theatre Center Winnipeg, MB Canada
MAY 13, 2012 - JUN 13, 2012
Penguin Repertory Theatre
New York, NY United States
Penguin Repertory Theatre New York, NY United States
APR 03, 2011 - MAY 02, 2011
Seven Angels Theatre
Waterbury, CT United States
Seven Angels Theatre Waterbury, CT United States
MAY 15, 2009 - JUN 14, 2009
Penguin Repertory Theatre
Stony Point, NY United States
Penguin Repertory Theatre Stony Point, NY United States