"Grace" is a comedy-drama about a young religious couple who have traveled to Florida to open a chain of biblically themed motels. The couple (Rudd and Kate Arrington) encounter an embittered neighbor whose life has taken a tragic turn (Shannon) and a cantankerous pest exterminator (Asner.)
"Grace" received a production at the Pasadena Playhouse by the Furious Theatre Co. in 2006. It was also staged at The Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C., in 2004, and at the Northlight Theater in Chicago in 2006.
Chicago director Dexter Bullard will stage the play on Broadway. Bullard has worked with Wright and Shannon on several past productions in Chicago.
Wright is a playwright who has a number of TV writing credits to his name, including "Dirty Sexy Money" and "Brothers & Sisters."
A Times reviewer gave "Grace" positive notices when it ran in Pasadena: "While sometimes upstaged by its own cleverness, this thoughtful piece effectively frames the potential catastrophic consequences that go with being a believer rather than a knower."
Rudd previously appeared on Broadway alongside