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I Am a Miracle single work   drama   - 90 minutes
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 I Am a Miracle
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'After 18 years on death row, Marvin Lee Wilson was executed by lethal injection. But after a 2002 Supreme Court ruling, his sub-normal IQ should have disqualified him from the death sentence. Strapped to a gurney, his final statement was a plea for recognition: ‘I am a miracle’.

'Taking these words as a point of departure, playwright Declan Greene meets Wilson’s story with a work of monumental scope, spanning three continents and two hundred and forty years. In an 18th Century slave colony, a soldier is sent upriver on a suicide mission. In present-day Melbourne, a man finds himself entrapped by his carer. In Huntsville, Texas, a prisoner awaits his death. And somewhere beyond time and history, a sublime force lays a plan to rewrite the future.

'Set to a transcendent choral score, I Am a Miracle depicts a world bound to the injustices of the past – crying out for intervention. Wildly careening between the epic and the intimate, this is a mind-expanding theatrical experience / determined to change the course of history.' (Publication summary)

Production Details

  • Performed at the Malthouse Theatre, Merlyn Theatre, Southbank, Victoria : 8 July - 9 August 2015.

    By / Declan Greene

    Direction / Matthew Lutton

    Composition / David Chisholm

    Set & Costume Design / Marg Horwell

    Set & Lighting Design / Paul Jackson

    Sound Design & Engineer / Marco Cher-Gibard

    Cast / Melita Jurisic, Hana Lee Crisp, Bert LaBonté

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Equaliser Steve Dow , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 20 February 2016;
Daring New Vision for Malthouse Robin Usher , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 18 July 2015; (p. 39)
Daring New Vision for Malthouse Robin Usher , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 18 July 2015; (p. 39)
The Equaliser Steve Dow , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 20 February 2016;
Last amended 22 Mar 2016 08:58:11
Subjects:
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
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