GEHS Graduate in ESU Theater Production

Virgin Mary

Justin Cole Scheck of Gardner, Kansas, is part of the cast and crew presenting Tom Dudzick’s charming new comedy “Miracle on South Division Street,” directed by Bob Hart.

The show explores the lives of the Nowak family in Buffalo, New York. Clara, the mother of the family, will not be brought down by the unfortunate circumstances of the poor area surrounding her, and runs a soup kitchen with a smile on her face and her faith in God on her mind. Her daughter, Ruth, hopes to “go public” with the family legend – the Virgin Mary materializing in the barbershop of Clara’s father in 1942 – with a one-woman play about the sacred event.

The whole family’s faith is shaken, however, after a deathbed confession threatens to unravel the Nowak family legend. The Nowaks coming together in spite of adversity leads to hilarious and heartfelt results.

Costumes are designed by Amanda Dura. Chris Lohkamp is the scenic designer and manages the scene shop.

Scheck, a junior theatre major, works in the scene shop.

“Miracle on South Division Street” runs July 26-29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Karl C. Bruder Theatre in King Hall, 1301 Market St., at Emporia State University.

For tickets, visit the Memorial Union Ticket Office or call 620-341-6378. Tickets are also available online at