Blessed Unrest presents MISCONCEPTIONS
Blessed Unrest’s MISCONCEPTIONS is a very serious — and very funny — play about a mother who questions motherhood. Penned by the Emmy-nominated playwright Steve Wangh (The Laramie Project) and directed by Jessica Burr, it was developed over 30 years of research and features material from interviews with women personally facing abortion. It is also a dramatic inquiry into the performance of fact and fiction, an exploration of how verbatim theater, performance art, and magical realism frame reality. Performed by a cast of seven actors (six of whom are playing multiple characters, both real and imaginary) and arriving soon after the demise of Roe vs. Wade, the play takes a careful look at the divisive subject and approaches it with imagination, humor, and artistic risk-taking.