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Saving Grace

Jack Sharkey

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2f, 3m

"Consistently fast moving [and] witty." - Baltimore News American

Saving Grace

by  Jack Sharkey

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Christmas/Holiday, Romantic Comedy
Description
A zany tale of a warmhearted girl who mistakes a telephone repairman for a burglar, tries to save him from his life of crime, and ends up having to pretend he’s her husband – dismaying her strait-laced sister’s evangelist fiancé. This play had critics and audiences cheering both at the Maryland and the Chicago premiere productions.

History
Saving Grace was first presented by Jericho Productions, under general manager and producer Joshua F. Cockey, at Limestone Valley Dinner Theatre in Cockeysville, Maryland, on May 25, 1976, . It was directed by Earle Edgerton.
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  • Alcohol

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

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  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Grace's apartment in Jackson Heights, Long Island, just across the East River from Manhattan.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

Casting

2f, 3m
Cast Attributes
  • Non-Traditional casting
GRACE LARKIN - a private secretary
WALTER CHEPPLE - her boss
ALEX DOCKER - a telephone repairman
HARRIET LARKIN - Grace's older sister
GREGOR VANITZKY - a traveling evangelist

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Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey (1931-1992) was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in th ...

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