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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Daily Miracle

written by David Sherman
directed by Guy Sprung
January 26 - Feb. 14
Previews Jan. 26 & 27
Opening Night Thursday Jan. 28
Bain St-Michel
5300, rue St-Dominique
Box Office
(514) 987 - 1774

SYNOPSIS: Marty's back to work after suffering a nervous breakdown; Elizabeth's daughter is sick at home with a babysitter; Carrie uses all her charms to impress as she dreams of a job in television while Benjamin is just trying to get the paper out, all overseen by the ghosts of an industry that used to be. It's another night on the news desk, where a few battle-scarred, overworked copy editors wrestle with fractured syntax and crushed ideals to get the next edition out in the shadow of a marathon corporate management meeting. Tempers frayed from layoffs, cutbacks and corroded ambitions; it's a miracle they can get the paper out at all. A miracle that happens every day.

BIO: David Sherman is a journalist, screenwriter and playwright and former playwright in residence at the Centaur Theatre. He has worked at The Montreal Star and The Gazette as a copy boy, music critic, feature writer, reporter and lastly, as a copy editor. He began writing The Daily Miracle a few years ago while he was working as an editor on the news desk at The Gazette. The play, The Daily Miracle, is a work of fiction, as are the characters, but the true strains and stress of working the desk in today's deteriorating newspaper industry are stranger than fiction.

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