WonderWorks (1987)

Genres - Children's/Family, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The Fig Tree was the opening installment of the 1987-88 season of PBS' Wonderworks series. Set in 1903 Texas, the story concerns Miranda (Karron Graves), an 8-year-old whose mother died when she was very young. Like the most of the rest of her family, Miranda has never come to terms with her mother's death. Only great-aunt Eliza (Doris Roberts), an erstwhile naturalist, seems willing or able to help Miranda on the road to emotional maturity. Based on a short story by Katherine Anne Porter, The Fig Tree premiered October 10, 1987.



afterlife, child, death, death-in-family