January 20—February 19, 2017
BY JOAN MACLEOD
Beaudoin delivers what can only be described as a knockout performance. She is funny and vulnerable and utterly believable at each age, in each character. My God, I loved her. Globe & Mail
“Joan MacLeod has written deeply complex characters who pulse with life and humour” CBC Radio
Tucked away in a corner of our province is Bountiful, the largest polygamous community in Canada. With her deep empathy and compassion, Joan MacLeod (The Valley) takes us into young Gracie’s world, where events transpire that lead her to question her beliefs.
There will be additional previews for this performance. The show is 90 minutes. There is no intermission.
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS (CALGARY).
WHY I CHOSE THIS PLAY
How blessed we are to have playwright Joan MacLeod living in our midst! We commissioned Joan to write a play specifically for this theatre and this audience. Gracie is that play – and it is a beautiful study of a young girl as she gradually develops a sense of self and self-direction. Approaching Gracie’s situation with the same unique absence of judgement that made The Valley so compelling, Joan has given us a moving portrait of a moral quandary. MS
Gracie is generously supported by