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