"For the last four decades, Lynn Redgrave's choice of the portraits she paints on stage and screen has been impeccable. She hits pay dirt again with Grace, authoritatively co-written by Mick Gordon and AC Grayling, in which she gives one of the most astonishing performances of her career."  -- David Finkle, Theatermania


Grace (Lynn Redgrave) and Tom (Oscar Isaac)

"The evening offers two provocative, fully formed performances - Redgrave, as Grace, and a startling newcomer named K.K. Moggie as Ruth, her son's pregnant lover." -- Linda Winer, Newsday

January 23 - March 8, 2008

Lynn Redgrave
Philip Goodwin
Oscar Isaac
K.K. Moggie


by Mick Gordon and A.C. Grayling

Directed by Joseph Hardy

MCC Theater
at The Lucille Lortel Theatre
21 Christopher Street
New York
+1 212 279 4200


"Ms. Redgrave, her captivating blue eyes glittering with righteousness, delivers Grace’s orations with a fine ferocity." -- Charles Isherwood, New York Times

"The four actors merit hosannas." -- Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News

"played with unflinching bravado by Lynn Redgrave" -- Associated Press

"Lynn Redgrave's commanding performance as a British academic" -- Marilyn Stasio, Variety 

An acclaimed hit at London's Soho Theater, Grace examines familial intimacy, seen through the distorting lens of disparate theological perspectives.  Grace Friedman is a mother, a wife and a brilliant professor. Her bold assertions on the "absurdity" of religion have propelled her to center stage in the public debate over the existence of God.  But Grace's private calm is severely shaken when her son, Tom (Isaac), announces a career change from civil rights attorney to priest.  When Grace falls back on her well-worn cynicism, she is suddenly at odds with the moral pragmatism of her husband, Tony (Goodwin), and Tom's fiancée, Ruth (Moggie).  Together, the family must strive to reconcile their ideological differences as they tumble toward a personal catastrophe.

Tom (Oscar Isaac), Tony (Philip Goodwin) and Grace (Lynn Redgrave)
Photo by Ari Mintz for Newsday

Photo by Joan Marcus for Bloomberg News

Photo by Joan Marcus