Michael Lewis MacLennan

Winner of the 1996 National Playwriting Competition

About the Book

Grace charts the lives of six remarkable people in one day—a day when each one’s life is inexorably changed. As their paths intersect, these strangers affect and transform one another in astonishing, often hilarious ways. A heart-wrenching yet life-affirming exploration of fate and attraction, investigating what it means to achieve the grace of meaningful, if fleeting, human connection in the city.


“The sensitivity and poetry of MacLennan’s vision—not to mention the technical facility displayed by his ability to link the stories—make for an interesting evening.”
—Victoria Times-Colonist

“Grace tackles innocence lost with poetry worthy of Blake ….With alarming candour, MacLennan sets a ballast of humour to round out what is deeply entertaining drama. Grace is magnificent.”
-Victoria News

About the Author

Born in Vancouver, Michael Lewis MacLennan’s first play, Beat the Sunset, won the Sidney Risk Award for outstanding emerging playwright and the Theatrum National Playwriting Award. Grace won the Theatre BC National Playwriting Competition and has been performed in England and across Canada. His play The Shooting Stage won the Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition. Other plays include Leaning Over Railings and The Fabulous Life. His play Last Romantics was the first ever commission from the Shaw Festival. Now living in Toronto, Michael also writes for film and television

Drama 3m/3f
96pp 5.5 x 8.5 in