August 1-4 2019, Seven Hills Hub
Written by Craig Wright
Featuring James Elliott, Ellen Hardisty, Daren King and Peter Condon
Directed by Kat Dekker and Bianca Butler Reynolds
A gunshot. Two identical apartments. Three dead bodies.
When Steve and his wife Sara move from Minnesota to Florida to make it big in the gospel-themed hotel industry, they’re sure that God is on their side. Next door neighbour Sam, disfigured and in mourning for his fiancée after a horrific car accident, is not so sure. And Karl, the German exterminator who comes to spray for tropical bugs, knows Steve and Sara are nuts.
As these four characters’ lives converge, beliefs clash, tempers flare and alliances shift. The God-ordained future that Steve imagined starts to slip away. But is it divine failure or human blindness that’s steering them toward disaster?
Combining dark comedy, tragedy and a sprinkling of quantum physics, Grace by Craig Wright is a powerful meditation on the nature of faith, the factors that draw people together, and what happens when God doesn’t play by the rules.
Produced by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc New York.
Photography by Imogen Frangou