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Grace
Grace, Cort Theatre, NYC Show Poster

Grace

Cort Theatre

1hr, 30mins (0 Intermissions)

This show has closed.

Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon and Edward Asner star in Craig Wright's suspense.

Theater Info

138 West 48th Street
New York, NY
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Audience

Minimum age is 4 years old. Child must have a ticket.

Important Dates

Preview
Sep 13, 2012
Opening
Oct 04, 2012
Closing
Jan 06, 2013

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10
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What Is the Story of Grace?
Grace is darkly funny story of Steve and Sara, a bright-eyed married couple who move to a condo in Florida to pursue Steve’s lifelong dream of opening Crossroads Inns, a chain of gospel motels. An overseas investor has promised the young entrepreneur millions of dollars, and since Steve is a devout Christian, he has complete faith that the transaction will go through—even though he’s been waiting for the payment for several months. Sara, who is tired of being cooped up alone in the condo all day, strikes up an unlikely friendship with Sam, a cantankerous, reclusive neighbor who has been injured in a car accident. As Steve’s plans go awry and his beliefs are challenged by an opinionated exterminator, he must decide if faith is truly enough…or if he needs to take more drastic measures.

Reviews

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Director Dexter Bullard, who staged a previous production of the play in Chicago, succeeds at creating atmosphere—down to the huge eye-shaped window on the sky.

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from New York Daily News

Rudd rises to the considerable challenge posed by Steve, who is at once guileless and presumptuous, well-meaning and self-serving to the point of being callous and cruel. The easy affability that he has brought to numerous films is distorted into a glib sense of entitlement that becomes comically anti-social.

Review by Elysa Gardner from USA Today

The superbly-acted 'Grace,' which opened Thursday night at the Cort Theatre, is odd and utterly compelling. The play, by Craig Wright, pokes fun at a common religious belief, while making as eloquent and sensitive an argument for the rewards of faith as you'll find.

Review by Robert Feldberg from NorthJersey.com

Sam, who’s been scarred all over by life, has come to mistrust the world. And because Sam is played by Michael Shannon, we trust in his mistrust so deeply that it hurts. By the way, his instincts aren’t wrong.

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times

Creative

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Written by
Craig Wright
Director
Dexter Bullard
Set Designer
Beowulf Boritt
Costume Designer
Tif Bullard
Lighting Designer
David Weiner
Sound Designer
Darron L West

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