FBI Girl: The Play
Comedy/Drama by Tammy Ryan
Adapted from the memoir by Maura Conlon-McIvor
Premiered at the Pittsburgh Playhouse
Read a review in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
This poignant, coming-of-age story follows young Maura Conlon through her childhood journey in the 1960s. Growing up in an Irish-Catholic family, mostly held together by commitment to her youngest brother, Joey, born with Down syndrome, Maura struggles to find her place in the world. She is fascinated by mysteries, a fascination fed by the elusive world of her FBI agent father. Her dream was to follow his path and crack “the code” that made his world so lusciously impenetrable. At her Catholic school, Maura is known as the shy girl. Her beloved uncle, Father Jack, a priest in Queens, NY, relates to Maura, always assuring her of her potential, helping her to find her “voice.” This enchanting story, told through Maura’s inquisitive eyes and reflective and imaginative mind, is a highly moving account of personal growth and family trials and triumphs.