Utah Rep/Around the Globe Announces the Utah Premiere of Darkly Funny GRACE, 4/25

Utah Rep/Around the Globe Announces the Utah Premiere of Darkly Funny GRACE, 4/25

Murder, romance, faith and betrayal make for an explosive combination in the darkly funny and provocative drama "Grace." Utah Repertory Theater Company/Around the Globe Theatre will stage this Utah premiere co-production April 25-May 10 at the Sugar Space Theatre in Salt Lake City.

"Grace" is written by Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig Wright, best known for the TV hits "Lost, "Six Feet Under" and "Dirty Sexy Money," on which he was also series creator. He also wrote the stage plays "The Pavilion," "Orange Flower Water" and "Recent Tragic Events." Wright also wrote the screenplay for the recent "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" animated family film.

"Grace" premiered in 2004 by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. It was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play.

Time magazine reviewed "Grace" as "bold and compelling," while USA Today called the play "a beautiful, vexing study of two very different but both profoundly damaged men and a woman who is drawn to both of them."

Utah Rep's production is directed by JC Carter and produced by Robert Easton. The ensemble cast includes popular local actors Johnny Hebda, Emilie Eileen Starr, JayC Stoddard and Jeffrey Owen.

Performances dates are Friday, April 25, May 2 and May 9, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 26, May 3 and May 10 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinees on May 3 and May 10 at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, May 4, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15-$18, with the Sunday, May 4, a Pay What You May performance, where patrons may purchase tickets beginning at $1.

Advance tickets and additional information are available on the company website at UtahRep.org.

The Sugar Space Theatre is located at 616 Wilmington Ave. in Salt Lake City's Sugarhouse neighborhood.

For more information, contact Marketing Director Blair Howell at 801-592-9362.

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Blair Howell Blair Howell's career is in the professional publishing arena (for more years than he cares to remember), with a longstanding interest in theater. He found it to be great fun to live in New Canaan, Connecticut, with easy access to the Great White Way. But now, Blair lives in Salt Lake City (a long, not interesting story). The much-lamented move has allowed him to be more active in regional theater. He now covers theater and the arts for the Deseret News, Utah's oldest, continuously-published metro daily newspaper, and has written for various theater-related national magazines and websites.


 
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