by W. L. Newkirk – www.misstheplay.com
Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Black Box Theatre
August 24-September 8
Hardly Working Productions is thrilled to announce the staging of this award winning show in Boston, Massachusetts.
Based on true events, [Miss] tells the explosive story of Dr. Frances Kelsey’s epic battle with the William S. Merrell Company over the introduction of thalidomide into the United States. New to the FDA, Dr. Kelsey, only admitted to graduate school because she was thought to be a man, is tasked with approving the drug. Concerned about the drug’s potential effect on pregnant women, she refuses. Merrell attacks Dr. Kelsey to force her to back down. [Miss] is about the challenges women face in science, medical malfeasance, pharmaceutical company greed, and the ability of one uncompromising woman to change history.
AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS: Winner-Charles M. Getchell Award (Best New Play 2017), Winner-Tampa Bay Theatre Festival (Full Length Play 2017), Winner-Playwrights’ Round Table (Premiere 2017), Featured Show of Southern Theatre Magazine Fall 2017 Issue, Winner-Orlando Sentinel 2017 Best Featured Actress, Drama (Alma J. Hill), Nominee-Orlando Sentinel 2017 Best Central Florida Production.
This incredible show was also featured in Southern Theatre Magazine. Click here to read article: https://www.setc.org/publications-resources/southern-theatre/web-extras/miss/
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