‘Waiting for Grace’ A Very Funny Look At Love & Marriage

tn-500_waiting-for-grace_3Grace (Sharon Sharth) wants desperately to get married.  She believes that marriage equals happiness. It doesn’t matter that  Sharon is a successful New York actor but without a husband and a baby she feels her life in incomplete.

We watch her go through numerous relationships all ending in a not so satisfying way for Sharon. In other words, no ring, no marriage, no baby. And then one day, she wakes up and realizes it’s too late to have the family she has dreamed of. Sharon’s biological clock has run out and she can no longer conceive.

‘Waiting for Grace’ is the recipient of the Best New American Play Award from the Firehouse Theatre Project and has received many other accolades. This is a play that every woman, married or single, can relate to.

Thanks to a wonderful performance by Sharon, you can’t help but relate to Grace as well as root for her. But she isn’t alone on the stage. Pamela Dunlap (Mom and Coach) is an absolute stand-out.

The other actors including Lily Knight, Bob Telford, and Jeff LeBeau, who all play numerous parts and totally nail them.

‘Waiting for Grace,’ directed by Lee Costello and written by Sharon Sharth, is funny, touching, and insightful. Whether you are a man or a woman, I promise you will enjoy it immensely.

The play opened at the Odyssey Theatre on November 12th  and plays Thursday, December 1st and 8th at 8 pm; Fridays, November 25th, December 2nd and 9th at 8pm; Saturdays at November 26th, December 3rd, 10th at 8pm and Sundays, December 4th and 11th at 2pm.

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Ticket Prices are $35.00. To purchase tickets please call 323-960-7788 or go to www.plays411.com/waiting.  The Odyssey Theatre is located at 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles 

Joan Alperin

About Joan Alperin

Joan was born in Brooklyn and spent many years working as an actress in New York City. Even though she traveled extensively, Joan couldn't imagine living anywhere else.. Well one day, she met someone at a party who regaled her with stories about living in L. A. specifically Topanga Canyon. A few weeks later she found herself on an airplane bound for Los Angeles. Joan immediately fell in love with the town and has been living here for the last twenty years and yes, she even made it to Topanga Canyon, where she now resides, surrounded by nature, deer, owls and all kinds of extraordinary alien creatures.. Joan continued acting, but for the last several years (besides reviewing plays and film) she has been writing screenplays. Joan was married to a filmmaker who created the cult classic films, (way before she knew him) Faces of Death. As a result of his huge following, they created a funny movie review show entitled Two Jews on Film, where Joan and her husband, John would review movies and rate them with bagels You can see their reviews by going to youtube.com/twojewsonfilm. Although it's now only one Jew - Joan is occasionally joined by her beautiful Pekingnese and Japanese Chin.
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