THE STORY: Courageous, daring, and unflinchingly honest, ACCIDENTALLY BRAVE is an inspiring true story about discovering a new normal when the familiar world falls apart, a must-see examination of what it means to navigate a world with no certainty. Maddie Corman’s profoundly personal play challenges perceptions, captivates audiences, and sparks an emotionally charged discussion that will leave you wondering: What would I do?
“Four stars!…Anyone familiar with 12-Step programs knows the term ‘qualification.’ …in ACCIDENTALLY BRAVE, Maddie Corman could pass for giving an especially long qualification. [But] it’s one thing to spill her story in a meeting where, presumably, others present can, and will, empathize. It’s quite a different thing to address an audience not necessarily so disposed…She may have been accidentally brave before, but there’s no missing that she’s deliberately brave now. Good on her.” —NYStageReview.com. “Standing ovation for Maddie Corman. Even as I write this, I’m still thinking about, and still floored by ACCIDENTALLY BRAVE…It’s riveting, personal theater, but it is also truly harrowing…But Corman infuses the material with the kind of piquant humor that most people long for after a terrible thing happens…Her ability to look the worst in the eye and face it just continues to prove what we all realize from the second the lights come up: Accidentally or not, Maddie Corman is strong as hell.” —TheaterMania.com. “…[a] completely absorbing solo piece…about how the discovery of [Maddie Corman’s husband’s] secret affected her and what she decided to do about it for her own well-being, her kids’ well-being and yes, the well-being of her husband and of their marriage…Despite moments of expressing pure hatred for her husband, she doesn’t stop loving him. And there’s extraordinary power and bravery within her compassion, making ACCIDENTALLY BRAVE a truly uplifting experience…” —BroadwayWorld.com.