grace among the leavings

May 22, 23, 24, 2015

Grace Among the Leavingsby Beverly Fisher
Adapted to the stage by Dennis Darling and Kari Catton
Directed by Ang Wetmore

With a child’s simple reasoning, 11-year old Grace Meadows, measures her world caught in the Civil War. This story shares the wisdom of innocence as the feisty young narrator and her family struggle to survive from 1865-1866 in Bransford, TN. This deeply moving story covers the tragedy and issues of slavery, self-determination, the privileges of class, and the sacrifices made to escape tension, confusion and contradictions of the war that surround her.

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Meet the director

Ang WestmoreAng is a first time director with Theatre in the Park.  She assistant directed last year’s beautiful production of The Diary of Anne Frank.  Ang has worked on several shows since she was in middle school, the most recent being UIS’s 2014 production of Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive. She is an aspiring director and is grateful for this opportunity.


Stage Manager                          David Hecht

Assistant Stage Manager       Janaye Godawa

Costumer                                    Rebekah Lange

Assistant Costumer                 Erica Beard

cast of characters


Grace - Amelia Curtis

Grandma - Linda Schneider

Grandpa - Ted Mahler

William - Douglas McDonald

Caroline Carson - Erica Smith

Preacher Carson - Charles Lang

Paul - Avery Biggs

General/Mr. Harris - Ron Kick

Mrs. Harris - Carol Woodrum

Soldier 1 - Bryce Robertson

Yankee -  Ryan Morrow

Soldier 2/Confederate - Dennis Darling

Alice -  Tawana Metts

Rosella - Melissa Betty

Bertram Manning - Dennis E. Frye Jr.

Susan - Carrie Sluga

Katie - Ainsley McMann