Previously produced in Hampton, Virginia, and Fort Lauderdale, the play will run briefly in Miami this weekend. Neither Morais, who will direct, nor Thomas appear in the cast, which consists mainly of locals, a few of whom are New World School of the Arts students. But don't be fooled: "It's not a children's show. It's a family show," Thomas stresses. Although Morais, mother of a 17-year-old daughter, assures, "All our kids are woven into this piece in some shape or form."
While Morais and Thomas hope for a series of regional performances and an eventual Broadway run, this isn't the last we'll hear from them. Morais is working on a piece about a developmentally disabled student she taught, and Thomas confesses he has "an arsenal of things that I have created over the years that are yet to be born.... This is just one in a continuation of many," he pledges. "I hope that I will live a long time and make them come to fruition."