Wednesday’s Child

Mark St Germain

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Susan and Martin Merrit are unable to have a child on their own, so they hire Becca Connor to serve as a surrogate. When Becca is found dead, a police investigation explodes the lives of everyone who knew her. As Detectives Valez and Dixon begin to put the pieces together, secrets surface, alibis weaken, and lies are uncovered. This dramatic play explores motherhood, passion, and the thin line between right and wrong.

Production Info

Cast: 7 total (5 female, 2 male)
Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“A murder mystery and more. Mark St Germain touches on issues ranging from infertility, surrogacy and abortion to what happens in the afterlife and how we all fit together in the big picture of humanity.” —Sarasota Magazine

“A murder mystery with a twist. Tweaks the genre with timely issues that give the audience something to think about.” —Talkin’ Broadway

“Intriguing mystery at the heart of WEDNESDAY’S CHILD.” —Sarasota Herald Tribune

“A fast paced thriller that keeps the audience engaged from the time the curtain goes up until it falls … St Germain delivers just the right mix of clues, feints, hints and misdirection to keep audiences eagerly guessing throughout, and the ending pays off with a satisfying twist.” —The Bradenton Times

About the Author


  • Mark St Germain

    Mark has written the plays FREUD'S LAST SESSION (Off Broadway Alliance Award), CAMPING WITH HENRY AND TOM (Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award) FORGIVING TYPHOID MARY, (Time Magazine's "Year's Ten Best") and BECOMING DR. RUTH, the story of Dr. Ruth Westheimer. He also wrote the play, BEST OF ENEMIES (adapted from the novel by Osha Gray Davidson), EARS ON A BEATLE, SCOTT AND HEM and OUT OF GAS ON LOVER'S LEAP. His play RELATIVITY, starred Richard Dreyfuss at Theaterworks in Hartford and Mike Nussbaum at Northlight, in Chicago and broke both theaters' box office records. It was selected for the National New Play Network Rolling World Premieres award and produced across the country. In 2019 Mark's adaptation of John Updike's novel GERTRUDE AND CLAUDIUS premiered in repertory with HAMLET at the Orlando Shakespeare Festival and be presented this summer at the Barrington Stage Company in the Berkshires. A second premiere was WEDNESDAY'S CHILD at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota. With Randy Courts, he has written the musicals THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI, JOHNNY PYE AND THE FOOLKILLER, Award" (Lamb's Theater) and JACK'S HOLIDAY. Mark's musical, STAND BY YOUR MAN, The Tammy Wynette Story was created for Nashville's Ryman Theater (under option for touring). With John Markus wrote the comedy with music, THE FABULOUS LIPITONES. Mark co-wrote the screenplay for Carroll Ballard's Warner Brothers film, DUMA. He directed and produced the documentary, MY DOG, An Unconditional Love Story, featuring Richard Gere, and Glenn Close among others. Television credits include THE COSBY SHOW and for Dick Wolf's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. He wrote the award winning children's book THREE CUPS and is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Writer's Guild East and an Associate Artist at the Barrington Stage Company. In 2010, Barrington Stage named their second stage "The St. Germain Stage."

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 6/4/2020
Pages 80
ISBN 9780881458718

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

World Premiere at Florida Studio Theatre
Richard Hopkins, Producing Artistic Director

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Wednesday’s Child is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


11/3/2023 – 11/19/2023
Dayton, OH