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The presence of Hollywood Sandinista Ed Asner should have been a warning. Grace is a play about evangelical Christianity, entrepreneurship, and matrimony brought to you in association with the former president of the Democratic Socialists of America. You will not be surprised to learn that it is not very good. There is some decent writing and a very fine performance from the great Michael Shannon, lately of Boardwalk Empire, whose paranoiac take on the American everyman made last year’s Take Shelter a memorable piece of work.
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