By Dana Yeaton
Based on the novel by Chris Bohjalian
October 20th - 23rd* at 8 pm
October 27th - 30th at 8 pm
Directed by Carole Vasta-Folley
Assisted by Christina Weakland
Produced by Andrea Wolga Freeman
Costume Design by Donna Collins
Lighting Design by Jeff Kilgore
Set Design by Stephen Moore
Stage Managed by J Morris
Properties by Evelyn Frey
Midwife Consultant Rebecca Brooklyn
Set Decoration Jane Harissis
& Claudia McLane
Poster Design by Sally Stetson
On an icy winter night in an isolated house in rural Vermont, a seasoned midwife named Sybil Danforth takes desperate measures to save a baby's life. She performs a cesarean section on a mother she believes has died of a stroke. But what if Sybil's patient wasn't dead and Sybil inadvertently killed her? Years after the incident and the manslaughter trial that followed, Sybil is confronted by her now adult daughter, Connie, who is in medical school practicing to be an obstetrician. Together they move from the present to the past - to the courtroom with the attorneys battling over the "facts" - to the bedroom where Sybil asked for the "sharpest knife in the house". Based on Chris Bohjalian's best selling novel, Midwives is a heart wrenching mother daughter story raising questions about guilt, acceptance, and what, if anything, we know for sure.
This special fall event pays tribute to two talented Vermont authors: playwright Dana Yeaton and novelist Chris Bohjalian. Both authors plan to be involved in this special event, including an opening night reception for all Stowe Theatre Guild sponsors and a Question and Answer session after the October 23rd performance.
For more information on Dana Yeaton, click here.
For more information on Chris Bohjalian click here.
Chris Bohjalian has a new novel, Before You Know Kindness, coming out in October 2004.
- Sibyl Danforth - Cynthia Foster
Connie Danforth - Bridget Butler
Sara Bedavian - Elisabeth Gerber
Anne Austin - Elisabeth Ruby Hobbs
Dr. Gerson - Ginger Pierce
Louise - Maggie MacLeay
Lori Pine - Ann Marie Licari
- Stephen Hastings - Mark Cranmer
Bill Tanner - Bill Bickford
Toma Bedavian - Brent Campbell
Dr. Lang - Jack von Behren
Dr. Barton Hewitt - Walt Levering
David Pine - Marcel Freda
Road Crew Man - Marcel Freda
Reconstructionist - Marcel Freda