Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Mar 16: GRACE at Pacific Theatre

Here's the press release for GRACE, that went into rehearsal just yesterday. Much excitement!


For fans of last year’s provocative PRODIGAL SON, and for those who relish HBO’s dark and twisted DEAD LIKE ME, Pacific Theatre presents an exciting, controversial upcoming production of GRACE.

Tickets are available through our box office by calling 604-731-5518.

Pacific Theatre Explores Twisted Fundamentalism in Grace,
by Craig Wright

Vancouver, BC – March 15-April 14, 2007 (opens March 16)

Some “happy clappy” Christians have a secret: they aren’t so happy. A mid-west American couple who moves to Florida to begin a chain of Christian hotels has just such a secret: they have a dark side – a deeply unhappy, lonely, insecure side. This aspect of their lives is explored in Pacific Theatre’s production of Grace, a darkly funny and provocative new play by a writer of HBO’s hit television series, Six Feet Under.

Proclaimed as “the most controversial, talked-about show of the year” (Tom Williams, Theater in Chicago), this examination of twisted fundamentalism runs at Pacific Theatre March 15 - April 14, starring Craig Erickson (Peer Gynt, Prodigal Son), Alexa Devine (Jessie Award winning The Big League), and Kerry van der Griend (Lonely Planet). Pacific Theatre is also delighted to announce Jessie Richardson winner Duncan Fraser (The Birthday Party, No Great Mischief) in the role of Karl.

Things are never what they seem in this play about a zealous Christian couple, their antagonistic neighbour, and the way religious ideas make sense – and sometimes nonsense – of life’s events. Pacific Theatre is thrilled to produce the Canadian premiere of a show which has been reviewed as “surely the most controversial and talked about play of the year” (Tom Williams, Theater in Chicago).

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