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The Ministry of Grace - Belfry Theatre


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Join us for the world premiere of Tara Beagan's play, The Ministry of Grace (from February 4—March 1, 2020).

“There’s a flood of human warmth and compassion in anything Tara Beagan creates.” —NOW MAGAZINE

A grand, sweeping story of friendship and redemption.

It’s 1950 in the deserts of Southern California. Evangelist Brother Cain has a booming trade; his tent revival show moves from town to town, fleecing crowds desperate for something to believe in. When he discovers Mary, a Ntlaka’pamux woman from the Nicola Valley, reading the bible, he puts her onstage, renames her Grace, and displays her as a miracle: an Indian who can read.

It’s like a sprawling Steinbeck novel – a real saga – of encountering hypocrisy and evil, while clinging to the beliefs that guide you. Produced by the Belfry and created by an all-Indigenous team, including designer Andy Moro and writer/director Tara Beagan, one of our leading playwrights. —Michael Shamata



Performance Schedule (February 4 - March 1)
Tuesdays - Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Wednesday Matinees at 1 pm (February 12, 19, 26)
Saturday Matinees at 4 pm (Free Childcare offered on February 29)
Sunday Matinees at 2 pm (Free Childcare offered on February 16 / VocalEye offered on February 23)

Free Childcare Matinees: February 16 at 2pm | February 29 at 4pm
VocalEye Described Performance: February 23 at 2pm

Starring PJ Prudat (Grace), Stafford Perry (Brother Cain), Sheldon Elter (Clem), and Lara Schmitz (Lizzie Mae).

Tara Beagan - Playwright / Director
Andy Moro - Set & Lighting Designer
Jeff Chief - Costume Designer
Allison Lynch - Composer & Sound Designer
Morgan Yamada - Fight Director
Meghan Speakman - Stage Manager
Becca Jorgensen - Assistant Stage Manger

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