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Grand Concourse: A Play

By Heidi Schreck

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Format: Paperback, 144 pages
Published In: United States, 30 July 2015
Shelley spends her days running a soup kitchen in the Bronx, her sense of purpose inseparable from her religious faith, though both have begun to waver. Emma, a college dropout looking for direction, arrives at the kitchen hoping to find it there. She brings a needed jolt to the place, helping a long-time client toward a new job, but her energy also proves unsettling. Even as Emma's behavior grows steadily more erratic, Shelley still wants to believe in her, despite the mounting evidence that she shouldn't. Shelley must finally ask herself how well she really knows the people she sees every day, how much she can trust them, and what she can and cannot forgive.

About the Author

Heidi Schreck is a playwright and Obie Award-winning actor. Grand Concourse had its world premiere off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in fall 2014, to be followed by a production at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 2015.

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"Set in a Bronx soup kitchen, Grand Concourse is something of a morality tale. But while Heidi Schreck s new play is about big issues like faith and forgiveness, it has such a light, empathetic touch that it never feels like a lecture. You may need tissues by the end, though." "New York Post"" "Set in a Bronx soup kitchen, Grand Concourse is something of a morality tale. But while Heidi Schreck's new play is about big issues like faith and forgiveness, it has such a light, empathetic touch that it never feels like a lecture. You may need tissues by the end, though." --New York Post "Schreck is seriously concerned with values and morals--Catholic values and morals, specifically--and the surprising conclusions she draws as the lights fade are not only unforgettable but entirely forgivable."--Huffington Post "Matters of faith and friendship, and secrets and lies, are blended into the stew in Grand Concourse." --New York Times

EAN: 9780810132573
ISBN: 0810132575
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Dimensions: 22.61 x 15.24 x 1.02 centimetres (0.27 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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