Placeholder canvas
Monday, February 26, 2024

This is a repeating event

22feb7:00 pm9:00 pmGracie Event Organized ByExcavation TheatreEvent Type Theatre7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-08:00) Vancity Culture Lab, 1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC, V5L 2H6, Canada

Running at The Cultch’s Vancity Culture Lab, Gracie promises to be a provocative and gripping story of a young girl’s exploration of identity and inner strength.

Event Details

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 by 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.