The difference between belief and knowledge and the consequences of mistaking one for the other are at the heart of Craig Wright’s play Grace. An evangelical Christian couple, Sara and Steve, leave a dreary life in Minnesota for sunny Florida and the hope of fast money from turning abandoned hotels into a chain of gospel-themed inns. Their new neighbor, Sam, is struggling to emerge from the trauma of a car accident that killed his fiancée and left him badly maimed. And the building’s pest exterminator, Karl, is still tormented by a dark childhood episode. As their stories converge, Wright’s characters find themselves face-to-face with the most eternally vexing questions—the nature of faith, the meaning of suffering, and the possibility of redemption. Acidly funny and relentlessly searching, Grace is a trenchant work from an immensely gifted playwright.
“This is a darkly comic, eerily tragic, wholly timely play . . . [Wright] is one of the most searing and incisive observers of male-female relationships, faithfulness and broken faith.”
“Grace brings refreshing—though far from reassuring— complexity to what is fast becoming the most urgent philosophical issue of our time.”—Los Angeles Times
“Humorous and thought-provoking . . . with a relevance that is unmistakable. Wright doesn’t shy away from difficult or eternal topics.”—Variety