The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory


Theater: CUA Presents Premiere of "Miranda Is Morning"

7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22;
2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, and Sunday, Nov. 23


The Catholic University of America
Hartke Theatre
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

Miranda just buried Helen, her mother. Helen has other ideas. …

To put to rest the less-than-peaceful spirit of her mother, Miranda agrees to undertake a road trip that will take her across the country and the all-too-thin line between the past and the present, the living and the dead. Her mother's ghost is coming along for the ride - a last-breath chance for mother and daughter to discover each other before, one way or the other, they're separated forever.

Author Stephen Spotswood is a Master of Fine Arts candidate in the playwriting program in Catholic University's drama department. He has earned national honors, including the 2007 Paula Vogel Award for winning the national playwriting competition sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts American College Theater Festival. His one-act play "Give Unto Caesar" won a national religious playwriting competition sponsored by Catholic University and the Archdiocese of Washington's Paul VI Institute for the Arts in 2005. Most recently, his plays "Born Normal" and "Gilgamesh, Who Saw the Deep" premiered at Washington, D.C.'s 2008 Capitol Fringe Festival to rave reviews.

The play is directed by Gregg Henry, co-manager and artistic director of
the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Tickets: $12 full price; $8 for senior citizens and CUA faculty, staff and alumni; and $5 for all students with a valid ID.

For more information, call 202-319-4000 or visit


Department of Drama