Tickets are $24.68 for VocalEye users plus a 25% discount for a companion, while they last. Please call 250-385-6815 to purchase.
Running time is 90 minutes, no intermission. This performance will be followed by a Touch Tour.
Theatre Buddies are available to guide adult VocalEye members with vision loss, 18 years of age and older, who are travelling on their own. This service is generously provided by members of the Victoria Society for Blind Arts and Culture. Please contact Linda Bartram at 250-595-5888. Deadline to reserve a Buddy is the Friday before the described performance.
Described by Rick Waines.
Tucked away in a corner of our province is Bountiful, the largest polygamous community in Canada. With her deep empathy and compassion, Victoria playwright Joan MacLeod takes us into young Gracie’s world, where events transpire that lead her to question her beliefs.
Written by Joan MacLeod
Directed by Vanessa Porteous
“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.” -Michael Shamata, Artistic Director
“Mostly, it’s the polygamy that gives the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints a bad rap. The notion of multiple wives — some little older than children — just seems wrong ([leader Warren] Jeffs is said to have had as many as 70 wives). And society frowns on single husbands siring dozens of kids. Victoria playwright Joan MacLeod aims to provide a more complex and compassionate view of FLDS life in her play.” –Times Colonist
“On a set dominated by a monolithic mountain ([designed by] Catherine Hahn), under the deep blue arc of heaven, Lili Beaudoin gives voice to the voiceless as Gracie, in the world premiere of Joan McLeod’s latest work. By turns humourous and transcendent, the script pulls the audience into the world of a child—and anchors firmly there—laughing along with observations about the kilometre signs on the road, rejoicing at the gift of a first doll—before taking them on a quiet journey filled with observation and growth.” –Janis Lacouvee