FEB 22–25, 2024 | VANCITY CULTURE LAB

Gracie
by Joan MacLeod

PHOTO CREDIT: VERONICA BONDERUD

FEB 22–25, 2024 | VANCITY CULTURE LAB

Gracie is a one person show written by Siminovitch Prize-winning and legendary Canadian playwright Joan MacLeod. It follows the story of Gracie, a young girl growing up in a fundamentalist Latter-day Saint community tucked away in Bountiful, British Columbia. Through Gracie’s eyes we see a life enriched in family, community, and faith. However, she dreams of a life beyond what she knows. As the play continues, loved ones are lost one by one to the unavoidable fate of plural marriage and excommunication.

Gracie is brilliant in its compassion and understanding of a little known and sensationalized culture. It tells the story through a vehicle of heart, childlike curiosity and fun amidst authoritarian rule, patriarchal oppression, and sexual abuse both historic and ongoing within the FLDS organization.

Directed by award winning theatre director Jessica Anne Nelson (Excavation Theatre), and performed by virtuosic actor Amy King, this production is a gripping, provocative exploration of identity and inner strength.

CAST
Gracie (+14 characters): Amy King

CREATIVE TEAM
Playwright: Joan MacLeod
Directed by: Jessica Anne Nelson
Stage Manager: Ivana Franz
Sound Designer: Shona Struthers
Costume Designer: Amy King
Lighting Designer: Adam Prokop
Projection Filmmaker: Evan Walsh

About Gracie’s previous productions:

“MacLeod’s play allows us to open ourselves to the uncomfortable complexities around abhorrent circumstances; to contemplate the actual three-dimensional lives of the girls and women we get only brief glimpses of in TV footage or through court testimony..…When we are trapped in such confines, what must we give up in order to save ourselves? Or to save someone we love very, very much?”
The Globe and Mail

“As with any rich work of drama, McLeod’s work, as always, asks as many questions as it answers, revealing trails to follow for those who want to know more.”
—Janis Lacouvee

Showtimes & Dates

FEB 22: 7PM
FEB 23: 7PM
FEB 24: 7PM
FEB 25: 2PM 

Ticket Info

General:
$25 + service charge

Show Warnings

Not recommended for children.

This production deals with very mature topics, including plural marriage, psychological, domestic, and sexual abuse against young women and underage girls and religious exploitation and abuse.

Venue Location

VANCITY CULTURE LAB
1895 Venables St, Vancouver

Box Office Hours

Phone: 604-251-1363

Monday 12–6pm
Tuesday through Saturday 12–4pm

Open 1 hour prior to every show