Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1990s
Settings Of Play - Grace's cottage located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia one recent fall.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Estelle Parsons and Lucie Arnaz starred on Broadway in this charmer set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Grace, a feisty 90 year-old cancer patient, has checked herself out of the hospital and returned to her beloved homestead cottage to die alone. Her volunteer hospice worker, Glorie, is a Harvard MBA recently transplanted to this rural backwater from New York. Glorie is tense, unhappy and guilt-ridden, her only child having been killed in an auto accident when she was driving. As she attempts to care for and comfort the cantankerous Grace, the sophisticated Glorie gains new perspectives on values and life's highs and lows.
"A sentimental odd couple crowd pleaser...[with] a steady drip of easy laughs." - The New Tork Times
"A lot of good humor...artfully designed to confirm hopes...Offers the opportunity for good, honest, grandstanding acting." - The New York Post
Grace and Glorie was first presented at Theatre Virginia in Richmond, Virginia in the spring of 1991. It was directed by Terry Burgler.