Emma’s Child

Emma’s Child

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Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize honoring women writers worldwide, Kristine Thatcher’s Emma’s Child explores the idea of commitment in a marriage as a parent. Told gently, lovingly and with unexpected humor, this is the story of a childless couple struggling to decide whether to continue the adoption process when the baby they had hoped for is born severely disabled. A Victory Gardens Theater co-production.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

David Darlow as Henry
Gary Houston as Sam
Jackie Katzman as Emma/Michelle
Tom Mula as Laurence
Julie Pearl as Mary Jo
Mary Poole as Tess/Dr. Arbaugh
Rochelle Richelieu as Vivian
Meg Thalken as Franny
Kristine Thatcher as Jean

Original sound design by Dawn Bach.

Directed by Sandy Shinner. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, Chicago in February of 1997.

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Kristine Thatcher


David Darlow, Gary Houston, Jackie Katzman,Tom Mula, Julie Pearl, Mary Poole, Rochelle Richelieu, Meg Thalken, Kristine Thatcher

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978 1 58081 258 0

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