Coach House Theatre in Akron will open its 86th season with Tom Ziegler's "Grace and Glorie," to be directed by Artistic Director Terry Burgler.
In this show, a young social worker (Holly Humes, "The Fox on the Fairway," "Move Over Mrs. Markham") visits the remote cabin of a 90-year-old hospice patient (Maureen Estelle Guerin-Johnson, "Driving Miss Daisy," "Social Security"), and ends up receiving far more help than she gives.
"Grace and Glorie" was featured in last season's popular Elder Theatre Series, four free reader's theatre pieces chosen the highlight the wisdom, vitality and triumphs of the "silver stars" of theatre, and sponsored in part by a grant from the Akron Community Foundation. Part of ACF's continuing support for Coach House includes this season's full production of the well-received tragicomedy.
The play will be presented Sept. 26 to Oct. 13. Curtain times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Dinner or brunch is available to all theatre patrons, prior to every performance, at the Akron Woman's City Club next door (reservations required.)
There will be a $12 preview performance Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. The official opening night is Sept. 27. Group rates are available for groups of 12 or more. Tickets are $15 on Thursdays, $20 on other nights. Students are $12 for all shows.
For details, contact the box office at 330-434-7741, or visit www.coachhousetheatre.com.
Coach House Theatre is at 732 West Exchange St. in Akron, next to the Akron Woman's City Club, and at the corner of West Exchange and North Portage Path.