Grace and Glorie.
By Tom Ziegler
Grace, a feisty 90 year-old cancer patient, has checked herself out of the hospital and returned to her beloved homestead cottage in the Virginia countryside to die alone.
Her volunteer hospice worker, Glorie, 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.
Which one do you think needs saving? At first, cultures and generations hilariously collide, but over time they realize they have more in common than they ever could have imagined.
A celebration of the strength and resiliency of women at every age, Grace & Glorie is a poignant comedy about love, loss, and the search for meaning in all of our lives.
Estelle Parsons and Lucie Arnaz starred on Broadway in this charmer set in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The 1998 film version starred Diane Lane and Gena Rowland.
Grace and Glorie was first presented at Theatre Virginia in Richmond, Virginia in the spring of 1991. It was directed by Terry Burgler.