Bare Bones Staged Reading Series: Grace

January 7 2014

Grace
by Craig Wright
Directed by Katja Rivera
January 7th, 2014. 8pm

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The fifth production in the 2013-2014 “Bare Bones”staged reading series: GRACE by Craig Wright, a darkly comic play exploring the changing nature of faith, time and space.
Scene 1 of Craig Wright’s play GRACE starts with a shock. Scene 2, the playwright hits “rewind/replay,” and we are introduced to Steve and Sara, an evangelical Christian couple who have just moved from Minnesota to a Florida condo to fulfill Steve’s vision of launching a chain of gospel hotels. Their next-door neighbour, Sam, has been the victim of a terrible car accident. As the play unfolds, we watch the increasingly simmering interaction between the couple and slowly recovering Sam, with the occasional intrusion of Karl, the German bug exterminator, who’s still angry about the Allied bombing of Hamburg in World War II. GRACE explores a minefield topic but refuses to either sermonize or mock, and rather opens up the debate in a creative and provocative way.

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre

 22311 N Third Street, Hayward, CA

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