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Surely Goodness and Mercy

Full Length, Drama
2 men, 4 women, 1 n/s (flexible casting)
Total Cast: 7, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-4097-6


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: Shy, bullied, and parentless, Tino finds solace in the Bible and Miss Bernadette, the crabby old lunch lady at school. When Tino makes an unlikely new friend, the two set out to help Miss Bernadette with a worsening medical issue, in spite of her attempts at keeping her ailment a secret. But obstacles at home threaten their well-intentioned project, forcing Tino to take extreme measures for the sake of the greater good. Tino and Miss Bernadette will need each other more than ever as they each learn what it means to be a blessing unto others.
“Incisively written, [SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY] is poignant and funny, heartwarming and heartrending, engaging and relevant, and thoroughly compelling in its reminder to ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’” —DC Metro Theater Arts.

“A thoughtful and moving look at the transformative nature of compassion…In Hutchinson’s hands, the relationship between Tino, Deja, and Bernadette is deftly written, with laughs and genuine tenderness.” —Theasy.

“[SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY] uplift[s] the human experience and raise[s] the bar of how we should be in this world…a heartwarming story about doing good in the world and how that good keeps building and creating more good.” —New York Theatre Guide.