* World Premiere

Mitzi's Abortion (2006)
ln a contemporary culture so polarized over the issue of abortion that even mentioning the word can effectively end a conversation comes a generous and compassionate new play that dares to explore unflinchingly the many sides of this issue. Seattle playwright Elizabeth Heffron, tells the story of a young woman faced with one of the most difficult and deeply personal challenges a person can face with humor, intelligence, and honesty. Originally commissioned for ACT‘s 2003 FringeACT Festival, and the first recipient of the ACT New Play Award. This timely new play challenges audiences to open their minds and hearts, and to contemplate the theological, medical and political history that has shaped the national debate over abortion.
About the Play
Written By: Elizabeth Heffron
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About the Production
World Premiere
Run Dates: 7/21/2006 - 8/20/2006
Program: Program (.pdf)
Directed By: Kurt Beattie
Cast: Eric Ray Anderson - Thomas Aquinas; Tim; Geneticist
Sean Cook - Chuck; The Expert; Sergei
Kit Harris - Vera
Leslie Law - Reckless Mary; Sheila Luffington
Sharia Pierce - Mitzi
Shelley Reynolds - Nita; Nurse
Richard Ziman - Rudolfo; Dr Block; Uncle Tub
Behind the Scenes: Kurt Beattie - Artistic Director
Dominic CodyKramers - Sound Designer
Sarah Nash Gates - Costume Designer
Alyssa Keene - Dialect Coach
Nora Menkin - Assistant Stage Manager
L.B. Morse - Media and Lighting Design Assistant
Chris Reay - Lighting Designer
Narelle Sissons - Scenic Designer
Susan Trapnell - Managing Director
JR Welden - Stage Manager