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GraceFrom left: Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, Paul Rudd, and Edward Asner in Craig Wright's Grace.

Spotlight On: Grace

Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, and Edward Asner starred in this new, dark comedy by Craig Wright that asks, Are we in control of our lives or is there something else at work?



In this dark comedy by Craig Wright, a wide-eyed young couple (Paul Rudd and Kate Arrington) start a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida, with big plans to open a chain of Gospel motels. An agitated neighbor (Michael Shannon) and a caustic exterminator (Edward Asner) complete the eclectic foursome as destinies collide in what was billed as an “intensely entertaining and suspenseful journey to the edge of your seat.”


Spotlight on: Grace (play)
Opening Night - October 04 2012
Final Performance - January 06 2013
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  • Though Grace marked the author's Broadway debut, Craig Wright’s plays have been produced extensively in New York and around the country, and he is an Emmy- nominated TV writer who has received acclaim for his work on shows like Six Feet Under and Lost.
  • Cast members Michael Shannon and Kate Arrington are partners whose daughter is named Sylvia Grace Arrington Shannon.


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Grace premiered at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC, in 2004, and was subsequently seen at Northlight Theater in Chicago and the Pasadena Playhouse in Los Angeles.


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