An unforgettable tale of healing and forgiveness When Graziana's violent stalker dies in a car crash, the abrupt news and its resulting catharsis land her in hospital. Her eight-year-old, the willful and creative Hazel, suddenly becomes the ward of Grandpa "Grumpy" Herman, while her mother embarks on a necessary path to healing - a path that includes a pilgrimage to Italy to bike the famous Via Francigena.
A gritty and spiritual story of transformation, forgiveness, accountability, and rebirth, Grazie takes us from Red Deer to Rome, from the Amazon to Andromeda. Both violent and tender, Grazie examines what it means to feel connection to oneself, one's family, one's history, one's culture, and to existence.
About the Author
Lucia Frangione is an internationally produced, award-winning playwright and actor. Grazie is her debut novel. She is the winner of the Sydney Risk playwriting award, the Gordon Armstrong playwriting award, the CAEA emerging artist award and the NY Unknown Country award, and she is among the top three on the Flannery List (as featured in American Magazine, October 5, 2021). Her thirty-three plays have been produced across Canada and in cities like London, Warsaw, San Diego, Boston, and Chicago. She is a member of ACTRA and CAEA. Lucia is currently working on a sequel to Grazie and is also developing a play called Danger to Self and Others with Touchstone Theatre. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and two children. www.luciafrangione.com