Miracle Mile was a one-man play performed at the Theater Row in New York City during the Fall of 1997. The New York Times review called the play “an enriching chronicle of a man who refuses to let the world take him at face value.”
“Actor Clark Middleton wrote this autobiographical dramatic monologue in collaboration with Robert Knopf. Stricken with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at age four, Middleton enacts his early painful experience — painful physically and emotionally. He takes us through an adolescence complicated by physical difference, his interaction with medical professionals over the years, and his craving to become an actor. Middleton struggles with the medical establishment, the pain and humor of coming-of-age, and ultimate self acceptance. Eventually, he was able to have both hip replacement surgery and a career in theater and film. The play is funny, poignant, and instructive.”
Video clips from Miracle Mile are available on the web page set up by New York University’s Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database, or by clicking on the image below.
[The above quote and image are from New York University’s Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database, available at www.litmed.med.nyu.edu]