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Frank is a Miracle

Julie Marie Myatt
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For many urban dwellers, daily life includes walking the dog surrounded by strangers and neighbors with whom you have only a passing acquaintance, whose personal stories you can only guess, imagine, or project upon them through the various waves hello, small talk about the weather, or random gestures of kindness. What happens when you cross through the threshold of strangers, into their apartment? What stories have they been keeping behind their doors, no one ever sees? Frank Gromke has kept his family and his Holocaust past from his neighbor Harriet, until his son Aaron is forced to come live with him after a motorcycle accident. Living with Frank’s trauma, miraculous survival, and relentless will to overcome his pain, has overshadowed Aaron’s ability to experience his own emotions, loss, and suffering. When Harriet accepts an invitation for a cup of afternoon tea with Frank, she and her dog, along with a food delivery man named Douglas, become the catalyst for a reckoning between a lost son, with his heroic father. Sometimes being witnessed by strangers is the only way a family can witness each other, tell the stories they long to tell, and be heard.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (1 female, 3 male, one dog)
Full Length (about 90 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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About the Author


  • Julie Marie Myatt

    Julie Marie Myatt's play SOMEDAY premiered as part of Cornerstone Theater Company's Justice Cycle in June 2008. Her play WELCOME HOME, JENNY SUTTER recently premiered at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and will tour to the Kennedy Center in July 2008. Her play BOATS ON A RIVER premiered at the Guthrie Theater in May 2007 and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her play MY WANDERING BOY premiered at South Coast Rep and was featured in the 2007 Summer Play Festival in New York City. Her ten-minute play, MR AND MRS premiered at the 2007 Humana Festival. Her play THE SEX HABITS OF AMERICAN WOMEN was produced by the Guthrie Theater, Signature Theater in Arlington, VA, Synchronicity Performance Group, and premiered at the Magic Theater in San Francisco, and was recently published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc. She received a Walt Disney Studios Screenwriting Fellowship, a Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights' Center, and a McKnight Advancement Grant. Her other plays include ALICE IN THE BADLANDS, COWBIRD, 49 DAYS TO THE SUN, and THE PINK FACTOR (also published by BPPI). She is a member of New Dramatists.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 11/18/2019
Pages 64
ISBN 9780881458145

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Frank is a Miracle is produced
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