Faith and Jess have been best friends for more than a decade, having met at a peer support group when, after a mysterious illness, Faith becomes a wheelchair user. With Jess as a support and role-model, it seems that Faith has adapted to her new physical reality. When Faith has a dream in which a divine presence invites her to walk away from her wheelchair to begin a new chapter in her life, Faith's relationships with Jess, her family, and her community are tested. What happens when everything we believe to be true about ourselves or those closest to us is challenged by new information? If you aren’t religious, can you believe in a miracle? Inspired by a true story, this new play explores the mystery of faith-based healing, and the consequences of life-changing transformation.
Commissioned by Realwheels Theatre, Vancouver BC.
Realwheels Workshop (text, wheelchair choreography) at The Cultch, July 2017
Realwheels Premiere date set: April 2019 at the Cultch Historic Theatre
The playwright acknowledges the financial support of the BC Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.
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