Todd Logan's Desk – Canamac Productions

It’s Kate’s first date as a widow. She’s desperate to get out of it. There’s only one person who can help, Jake, her dead husband.

The two-hander Botanic Garden premiered in February 2008 at the Victory Garden Theater. The highly acclaimed production was directed by Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis. After a successful 7 week run, it transferred to the Piccolo Theater for a 5 week run.


Canamac Productions has been producing film and plays since 1999. Canamac Productions is also currently touring DEFAMATION, a riveting courtroom where your audience is the jury.

“Booking the two-hander Botanic Garden is a no brainer for any size venue.”

–Scott Phelps, Artistic Director, Citadel Theater



TODD LOGAN Writer/Producer

JON STUTZMAN Sales Associate

"Botanic Garden" is an inventively constructed portrait of an imperfect marriage between people who always loved each other, even when they didn't get along. Scenes shift between their present day conversation and scenes from their marriage - scenes that will ring familiar to anyone married a long time." (Daily Herald)


"The play touches on love, loss, and traveling through life with a soul mate with all the ups and downs, bumps and bruises" (Scott Phelps, Artistic Director Citadel Theater) - "displaying a remarkable emotional honesty." (Time Out Chicago)


"The play expertly captures a woman who has come to a crossroads in her life" (Olympia Dukakis, Director), and the ending is so poignant and cathartic that [this critic] was moved to tears." ( "The cumulative effect is a sometimes hilarious, deeply satisfying and always entertaining evening at the theater." (Newcity Magazine)


Botanic Garden’s recognizable relationship issues and universal themes on grief and mourning ring true and encourage comfortable post-show debates and discussion. Botanic Garden's intermission-less seventy-minute length is another crowd-pleasing fact.

Kate on dating...

‘I know what they’re saying.

‘How’s she doing?’ ‘Does she go out?’ ‘That’s too bad.

An attractive woman like her.’

Unspoken implication if I were unattractive then all is okay.’