By Trish Vradenburg


The play chronicles Kate’s mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s and their complicated (and often humorous relationship). As Grace fades, Jack starts to lose his grip and Kate convinces her father to go on an R & R trip to Miami. He returns with his new love interest. As Grace continues to slide, they announce that they are planning a “grand wedding”. But wait! Those experimental drugs are kicking in and Grace experiences a “miraculous” recovery.


July 18-28, 2013 at the Firebarn

with performances:

Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 7:30pm

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 8:00pm

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 8:00pm

Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 7:00pm

Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 7:30pm

Friday, July 26, 2013 at 8:00pm

Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 8:00pm

Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 7:00pm



Featuring the talents of:

Katie Van der Sleesen as Kate Griswald

Ellen Barnes as Grace Griswald

Paul E. Kandarian as Jack Griswald

James Simonetti as Dr. Sam Gelman

Cheryl Field as Lorna

Ann Flynn as Madge Wellington

Kenneth J. Raposa in Various Roles



Director: Ron Robinson

Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Beverly Robinson




07/05/13 Press Release for Surviving Grace                                                                                                                          Surviving Grace Poster