About the Show

Becoming a father for the first time ain’t for the faint of heart — the huge responsibility, those haunting ghosts from the past, that crabby delivery room nurse. The daunting journey summons serious guts and truly requires a sense of humor. The challenges can unfurl unpredictably, leading you to face everything from Little League angst to autistic rage. Or to face the greatest challenge of all: your own demons. A Day for Grace recounts the adventures of a father-to-be chasing parental shadows to find the light for his unborn child. On the eve of his daughter’s birth, unforeseen complications propel Doug’s emotions to pour out of him as he confronts the demons of his tumultuous youth growing up in small town Virginia.  Playwright/lead actor Doug Vincent and roots rock legend Sam Llanas (formerly of BoDeans) share the stage in this inspiring autobiographical tale. With original music performed by Llanas from the album A Good Day to Die.

Click to hear “Bully on the Corner” by Sam Llanas, a song from A Day for Grace.

“[Sam Llanas has] a unique musical style that is simultaneously invigorating, passionate, inspiring and somehow, within the presence of Llanas’ nimble strumming and powerful tenor, a surprising place of repose.” — Tru Voz (07/02/12)

Cast:    Doug Vincent

             Sam Llanas

Written by:  Doug Vincent

Original Music by: Sam Llanas

Music Director by:  Gary Tanin 

Film Director: John Edward Lee

A Day for Grace is produced by Boulder StoryHealers, a project of the Colorado Mental Wellness Network a nonprofit charity under Section 501(c)3, A Day for Grace was developed at Stage Left Studio in New York City.