<em>Mitzi's Abortion: A Saint's Guide to Late-Term Politics and Medicine in America</em>, by Elizabeth Heffron, Hollins MFA Playwright's Lab '14. When this new work premiered in Seattle and Washington DC, the critics raved! With humor, honesty, and warmth, a cast of outspoken and colorful characters, accompany Mitzi on her journey through the complex emotional landscape of late-term abortion. When she hears the words "fatal fetal anomaly", Mitzi discovers that nothing is black and white, and everything feels important as she navigates her way through the church, insurance laws, the politics of friends and family, and her own heart. <em>Mitzi’s Abortion</em> is a generous and compassionate comedy with serious themes about a young woman trying to make an intensely personal decision in a system determined to make it a political one. It is certain to stimulate great conversation, so join us for panel discussions after each performance.
"...a remarkable, powerful piece of theatre" - <em>Seattle Weekly</em>
"…a canny mix of comedy and drama in a play that has private and public resonances…<em>Mitzi's Abortion </em>is a fine example of the magic of theatre." - <em>Seattle Post-Intelligencer</em>
"No matter where you fall in the debate, you'll be moved." - <em>Miami Herald</em>
Admission: $10 general, free to current Hollins students, faculty, and staff. November 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7:30 pm, November 3 at 2 pm.
<a href="http://www.hollins.edu/theatre">www.hollins.edu/theatre</a> For this production only, we invite you onto the stage at Hollins Theatre, where we have transformed the space into an intimate black box theatre (handicap accessible). Seating is limited to 100 seats, so please get your tickets early.
This play contains adult language and themes which may not be considered appropriate for audience members under the age of 18.