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By Joan MacLeod

Gracie’s world is full of faith and family, but as a fifteen year-old in a polygamous community, she feels increasing pressure to conform. With deep empathy and compassion, the playwright takes us into young Gracie’s world, where we discover what it’s like to grow up in an uncommon environment.

Show Times

Tuesday - Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 4pm and 8:30pm
Sunday: 2pm

Weekday matinee May 9 at 12pm


Gracie has a runtime of approximately 90 minutes. 

Ticket Info

The first Sunday of each GCTC production is a Pay-What-You-Desire performance. Available tickets can be purchased in person at the box office as of noon for the 2PM performance for whatever price suits your budget. 

GCTC also offers adult & student group rates for groups of 10 or more, please call the box office or e-mail us for more information.

Why I chose this play

“Reading Gracie was like watching a hidden camera exposé on polygamy. And like any exposé, it made me feel slightly ashamed for watching, but I couldn’t stop. It was a great reminder that there are real people at the centre of these stories.”

— Eric Coates, Artistic Director

Creative Team

Erica Anderson: Gracie

Keith Thomas: Original Music and Sound Designer
Loreen Gibson: Stage Manager
Laurie Shannon: Apprentice Stage Manager
Roger Schultz: Set, Props, and Costume Designer
Eric Coates: Director
Guillaume Houët: Lighting Designer

Joan MacLeod: Playwright


Stages & Pages

The Ottawa Public Library and GCTC have come together in a special partnership to help you explore the themes and topics raised in each play during GCTC’s 2017-2018 season.

OPL’s Readers’ Advisory staff have read the scripts for each of the plays, and recommended resources to further the exploration of their themes. The resources will only add to the experience of seeing the show, and can be explored before or after being part of the audience. 

Prologue Series

The Prologue Series continues to bring exciting discussions and unique experiences to GCTC that take us into the creative process of the plays on our stage.

The latest edition is April 25, free to the public, and will start at 6:45 pm in the GCTC lobby. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Gracie with director Eric Coates and Set, Costume, and Props Designer Roger Schultz. Availability is limited, so be sure to RSVP below. 


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Earlier Event: March 6
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Later Event: June 20