Rogue Theater is proud to support its community with a portion of proceeds from its latest run of Grace & Glorie going to The Healing Project, which provides integrative health care service to individuals with cancer.
As soon as Lola DeVillers, co-artistic director of Rogue Theater, heard about The Healing Project, she knew Rogue Theater would have to bring Grace & Glorie back to the stage. DeVillers, whose father died of cancer two years ago, has been compelled to share the message of cancer support agencies and services for cancer patients and their families.
Grace and Glorie is a production that moved DeVillers on her first read of the script, and she knew she had to be a part of its production. “It is much more than just a play. It is life. And we all need to share the laughs, joys and sorrows that life has to offer,” said DeVillers.
DeVillers stars in the play alongside Keri Grimsley. The play is 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.
Directed by Stuart Champeau, Grace and Glorie will be performed Oct. 6-9. 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 facebook.com/roguetheater.