Saving Grace

by  Jack Sharkey

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

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

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Saving Grace

by  Jack Sharkey

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Christmas/Holiday, Romantic Comedy

Additional Info

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.

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Keywords

Love

Considerations

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

License details

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

Production

Details

  • 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

3m, 2f
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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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting

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Authors

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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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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