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Three Cheers to Grace by Josie Walyus

Three Cheers to Grace by Josie Walyus

Two friends, two fates and an accident that would change them forever.

Directed by Eric Ruffin
Three Cheers to Grace by Josie Walyus

February 22 - March 3, 2019 | Thursday - Sunday

Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th St NW,
Washington, DC 20011

$25 General Admission
$15 Seniors, Military and Students (with ID)

Rush/Name-Your-Own-Price at the door only - YPT sets a limited number of tickets to sell at the door for each performance. At the door, you may purchase a ticket at any price you want, while supplies last. Please show up to the venue 1 hour before showtime.

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After waking from a coma following a tragic car accident, Eliza becomes devoted to her hospitalized best friend, Grace, who remains comatose. But as time goes by, Eliza must come to terms with Grace’s condition and her own coming of age, while Grace must watch the world move around her, unable to speak, but with so much to that needs to be said. 

This is YPT’s first-ever two-week long production of a full-length student-written play. YPT is proud to present the work of 2018 New Play Festival playwright alumna Josie Walyus, an amazing alumna of YPT's In-School Playwriting Program and currently a sophomore at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program in Arlington, VA.

This project is supported by the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Artsas well as additional funders and individual supporters.


January 9, 2019 Cast is announced!

Three Cheers to Grace stars Elenilson Ayala, Katie Rey Bogdan, Suzanne Edgar, Madelyn Farris, Stefanie Garcia, Mimsi Janis, Tre’Mon Mills, Naima Randolph, Sisi Reid, Karen Romero and Marlon Russ.

November 17, 2018 Workshop Reading for Three Cheers to Grace

As part of YPT's new play development model, a group of professional actors, along with director Eric Ruffin and YPT Artistic Director Farah Lawal Harris prepared a workshop reading of Josie's play. Josie will use any thoughts, questions and feedback from the reading will be used to make any further revisions to Three Cheers to Grace.