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A miracle play is an ancient tradition of story and song. Theatre Sheridan follows in this tradition to bring the story of Terry Fox to life. The people around Terry have assumed different personas and parts of the play are fictional. It is an interpretation of his journey. However, some of Terry's words came from his mouth and parts of the play are based on fact.

Terry ran 3339 miles over 143 days, an average of 24 miles a day. It was a staggering heroic accomplishment.

He lived to realize his goal of raising $1 for each Canadian, a total of $24.1 million. To date, more than $400 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry's name. The Terry Fox Run is held every September to commemorate Terry's Marathon of Hope. It is a day to celebrate Terry's legacy and help keep his dream of a cure for cancer alive.

Director: Jim Betts

Choreographer: Allison McCaughey

Musical Director: Michael Mulrooney

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Studio Theatre, Sheridan


Graham Bell: Ken Chamberland
Lot Robin: Carling Connor
Kate: Rebecca Hachey
Sara: Meaghan Hope
Mary-Beth: Allie Hughes
Ella Fox: Becky Johnson
Jacob Fox: Ben Kunder
Greg: Louie Rossetti
Terry Fox: Jeff Schissler
Donnie Fox, Stan: Matt Selby
Mary: Nancy Silverman
Shamus: Nicholaas Visscher


Marathon of Hope, Terry Fox, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre, The Canadian Music Theatre Project

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Theatre and Performance Studies


Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design


Department of Visual and Performing Arts

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Original Citation

Betts, J. (Director). (2007, February 15 – 24). Marathon of hope [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.

Marathon of Hope, February 15 – 24, 2007



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