Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 27*, 28 & 29 – 7:30 PM
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 3, 4 & 5 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, Oct. 30 & Nov. 6 – 2:00 PM
* Indicates preview performance. Free admission. Donations appreciated.
Doors open at 7:00pm for 7:30pm performances and 1:30pm for 2:00pm performances
General Public: $30
Rush Tickets Available for Mitzi’s Abortion starting one hour before show starts for $25/person in person only.
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(Pricing listed does not include tax. Tax and a $3.50 convenience/handling fee will be added at check out)
Original story by Elizabeth Heffron
A Grey Area Production
Grey Area Productions, a theater company committed to presenting pieces that challenge current conceptions, inspire growth and stick with the audience long after the final curtain, will present its first show of the 2022-2023 season October 27 through November 6 at the Pump House Regional Arts Center.
Mitzi’s Abortion: A Saint’s Guide to Late-Term Politics and Medicine in America, written in 2006 by Elizabeth Heffron, is based on the true experiences of a young military wife whose unborn baby is diagnosed during the first ultrasound with anencephaly-no cranium or brain. She faces the decision of whether to deliver immediately, which would likely be considered by both the government and her insurance company as an abortion, or carry the pregnancy to term, knowing the baby cannot survive outside the womb.
While the storyline of the play revolves around an unviable pregnancy, Heffron addresses all facets of the abortion debate. Her characters are as complex as the issue at hand, sharing viewpoints ranging from the evolution of Christian beliefs, to feminist reasoning, to ethics in medical care. At the forefront of Heffron’s social commentary, however, are the characters’ humor and honesty.
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