Friday, February 17, 2012

Grace & Glorie Hit Lake Charles Little Theatre Stage

The Lake Charles Little Theatre presents Tom Ziegler's play Grace & Glorie February 24th through March 11th. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Ziegler's play has seen the talents of Estelle Parsons and Lucie Arnaz when they performed the title characters on Broadway.

The play, which is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, centers around Grace, a fiesty 90 year-old cancer patient who has checked herself out of the hospital and returned to her homestead cottage to die alone. The volunteer hospice worker, who appears with the pain medication Grace willfully left behind, is a Harvard MBA recently transplanted to this rural backwater from New York. Glorie is tense, unhappy, and guilt-ridden with her old child having been killed in an auto accident when she was driving. As she attempts to care for and comfort the cantankerous rustic, this sophisticated urbanite gains new perspectives on values and life's highs and lows.

The Little Theatre's production of Grace & Glorie is directed by James Johnson. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students with a valid ID. Visit or call 433-7988 to purchase tickets or to find out more information.