Play about dying and living comes to Sussex County

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:48

    SUSSEX—Tom Ziegler's contemporary play "Grace & Glorie" is Tri-State Actors Theater's second production for the 2005 season. The play stars Anne Barclay as Grace Stiles, a 90-year-old mountain woman, and Clodagh Bowyer as Gloria Whitmore, a middle-aged transplanted New Yorker, who, like the opposites they are, ultimately attract. Grace & Glorie is a comedy about dying. But it's a lot more than that. What transpires is a look not into the face of death, but into the face of life. Grace, widowed and dying of cancer, returns from the hospital to her one-room home in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. She is soon followed by Gloria, a well-meaning hospice volunteer, who introduces herself with euphemisms, afraid to say the "D" word out loud. Grace & Glorie runs May 18 through June 5 at Tri-State Actors Theater, 74 Main St., Sussex. Ticket prices range from $17 for preview performances on Wednesday and Thursday, May 18 and 19, to $30 on opening night, Friday, May 20. An opening night reception follows the performance. Evening performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Discount Rates are available for groups of 20 or more. For more information, call 973-875-2950 or visit