February 4—March 1, 2020

The Ministry of Grace

By Tara Beagan

Show Info

WORLD PREMIERE

“There’s a flood of human warmth and compassion in anything Tara Beagan creates.” —NOW MAGAZINE

A grand, sweeping story of friendship and redemption.

It’s 1950 in the deserts of Southern California. Evangelist Brother Cain has a booming trade; his tent revival show moves from town to town, fleecing crowds desperate for something to believe in. When he discovers Mary, a Ntlaka’pamux woman from the Nicola Valley, reading the bible, he puts her onstage, renames her Grace, and displays her as a miracle: an Indian who can read.

WHY I CHOSE THIS PLAY
It’s like a sprawling Steinbeck novel – a real saga – of encountering hypocrisy and evil, while clinging to the beliefs that guide you. Produced by the Belfry and created by an all-Indigenous team, including designer Andy Moro and writer/director Tara Beagan, one of our leading playwrights. —MS

ENHANCED PERFORMANCES

Free Childcare Matinees: February 16 at 2pm | February 29 at 4pm

VocalEye Described Performance: February 23 at 2pm

 

Cast & Artists

    • Sheldon Elter
    • Clem
    • PJ Prudat
    • Mary
    • Lara Schmitz
    • Lizzie Mae
    • Stafford Perry
    • Brother Cain
    • Tara Beagan
    • Playwright / Director
    • Andy Moro
    • Set & Lighting Designer
    • Jeff Chief
    • Costume Designer
    • Morgan Yamada
    • Fight Director
    • Becca Jorgensen
    • Assistant Stage Manger