An original adaptation of the award winning novel by local author, Kimberly Newton Fusco. This is the story of Cornelia, a girl trying to find her voice and make her way in the world. Not an easy task for a girl who stutters and can barely say her own name.
Author Kimberly Newton Fusco will be joining us on select nights!
We are pleased to have our friend and author of the novel, Kimberly Newton Fusco, on hand for two special nights during the run of Tending to Grace. On Friday, November 10th, and Saturday, November 18th, Kim will begin our show with a talk about the inspiration behind the book, and how it became a play on our stage. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to meet her those nights, so reserve your tickets today! Kim will also be on hand those nights to personally autograph books, which will be for sale at the show. Pre-signed books will also be available at our other performances.
A Note about our two casts:
While the majority of the cast will be remain the same for the entire run of the show, the directors decided early on that they wanted to have understudies for the 3 main roles. When auditions rolled around, it became clear that we had such strong actors in these roles, that they decided to give each set their own week to perform! So please note:
On Week One (November 10-12), Cornelia will be played by Becca Kilday, Agatha will be played by Kaila Rubin, and Bo will be played by Holly Lotter.
On Week Two (November 17-19), Cornelia will be played by Alice Lear, Agatha will be played by Merynn Flynn, and Bo will be played by Hetta Coleman.
We are all excited by what each of these actors brings to each role, and can confirm that each week’s performances will have a different feel and flavor based on how our actors have interpreted their roles. It’s a great reason to plan to see it twice!
CORNELIA: Becca Kilday (week 1), Alice Lear (week 2)
AGATHA: Kaila Rubin (week 1), Merynn Flynn (week 2)
BO: Holly Lotter (week 1), Hetta Coleman (week 2)
LENORE: Julia Arnold
JOE: Mike Grandy
MOSS: Bob Hollis
WARM MILK: Serena Roy
BO’S MA: Jayne Lear
PETE: Rob LeBeau
PRINCIPAL: Jonathan Safford
FROG COMMISIONER/ENSEMBLE: Rene Pigeon
BO’S SISTER/ENSEMBLE: Cheyenne Pigeon
BETSY/ENSEMBLE: Shannon Simoneau
SAM/ENSEMBLE: Maranda Salvas
CLASSMATE/ENSEMBLE: Alexandia Rawcliffe
WAITRESS/MRS. PAUL/ENSEMBLE: Rowan Coleman
SECRETARY/BANK CLERK/ENSEMBLE: Ruth Lear
MRS. BROWN/ENSEMBLE: Mary Jo Chretien
DIRECTORS: Laurie Murphy, Liz Goulet Dubois
STAGE MANAGER: Audrey Dubois
TECH: Dennis Chretien, Eric Dubois