A 36-year-old expectant mother doubts whether she is ready to become a mother, since her real dream had been to “become the next Lucille Ball.” She goes on to experience severe trauma when a fibroid attached to her bowel ruptures 30 weeks into her pregnancy. What follows is a terrifying and nail-biting journey for both mother and child. Their shared fight for life, combined with the miracles of modern medicine, produce a riveting, compelling, and ultimately triumphant tale, where even an enormous battle scar becomes a thing of unparalleled beauty.
Performed by Lauren Aboulafia
Produced by The Braid/Jewish Women’s Theatre
True story, Drama