Mary, Mother of God: A Drama in Two Acts
by Scot Lahaie
Dr. Amanda St. Claire, psychiatrist for New York City’s 14th Police Precinct, has been tasked to identify a vagrant woman who believes she is the Virgin Mary. As casual therapy gives way to more serious exploration, the good doctor grows despondent over the lack of progress. And though Mary remains good-natured about the doctor’s inquiry, she shows a stubborn insistence that she has been sent by God to meet the needs of the broken-hearted. Even more troubling is Mary’s contagious attitude of joy and her power to draw others into her delusion. St. Claire eventually resorts to hypnosis as a most invasive tool to break through Mary’s delusional life story, only to come face to face with her own darkest secrets.