Rogue Theater Continues Production of “Grace and Glorie”

Lola DeVillers and Keri Grimsley star in Rogue Theater’s production of Grace and Glorie, a play set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Grace, a feisty 90-year-old cancer patient, played by DeVillers, has checked herself out of the hospital and returned to her beloved homestead cottage to die alone. Her volunteer hospice worker, Glorie, played by Grimsley, is a Harvard MBA recently transplanted to this rural backwater from New York. Glorie is tense, unhappy and guilt-ridden, her only child having been killed in an auto accident when she was driving. As she attempts to care for and comfort the cantankerous Grace, the sophisticated Glorie gains new perspectives on values and life’s highs and lows.

Rogue Theater’s production does indeed have a powerful, meaningful message that speaks to all those who see it, along with many moving parts. The audience is greeted by an elaborate set, complete with bed, kitchen, refrigerator, and a wood stove that appears to make its own smoke. What the audience sees and hears, besides the two brilliant performances by DeVillers and Grimsley, are gospel music, construction vehicles, chainsaws, sirens, explosions, crashing trees and much more.

Directed by Stuart Champeau, Grace and Glorie will be performed now through Aug. 14. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm, at Rogue Theater, 340 Jaycee Ct., Sturgeon Bay. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults. For more information, call 920.818.0816 or visit


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