Having dedicated her life to religious service, Shelley runs a Bronx soup kitchen with unsentimental efficiency, but lately her heart's not quite in it.
"Grand Concourse may well break your heart. You may need tissues by end."New York Post
"Heidi Schreck's beautiful tragicomedy of life [...] reminds you of why you go to the theater in the first place."Chicago Sun Times
"Insightful with a moving, even shockingly epiphany."Huffington Post
"[Heidi Schreck] writes fluid, natural dialogue and creates detailed characters that offer generous opportunities for actors [...] the words have the ring of plain truth."The New York Times
"While most stories about nuns can't resist being feel-good and sincere, the best thing about Schreck's story is its dry-eyed lack of sweetness and sentiment. Amen to that."New York Daily News
"Heidi Schreck's Grand Concourse, [is] a brutal response to the notion of unconditional forgiveness and never-ending charity. With its pointed perspective and merciless plot, Grand Concourse is likely to rouse flashes of anger and sadness. A master provocateur of a playwright, it's nearly impossible to walk away unscathed by Schreck's harrowing tale."TheaterMania
Grand Concourse Script
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Having dedicated her life to religious service, Shelley runs a Bronx soup kitchen with unsentimental efficiency, but lately her heart's not quite in it. Her brisk nature masks an unsettling fear that her efforts are meaningless. When Emma -- an idealistic but confused college dropout -- arrives to volunteer, her reckless mix of generosity and self-involvement pushes Shelley to the breaking point.