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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
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
Theatre and Performance Studies
Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design
Department of Visual and Performing Arts
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Theatre Sheridan, "Marathon of Hope, February 15 – 24, 2007" (2007). Theatre Sheridan Productions. 69.
Betts, J. (Director). (2007, February 15 – 24). Marathon of hope [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.