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Grand Horizons

by Bess Wohl

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The kids are not alright . . . cue the family hijinks and hysteria.

It’s out with the old and in with the new (sort of). Over a quiet dinner for two, Bill and Nancy serenely decide to divorce after fifty years of marriage. While Nancy feels liberated and Bill seems unfazed, their adult sons Brian and Ben don’t exactly take it well. As the “kids” descend on the Grand Horizons senior living community to mediate, everything they thought they knew about their parents comes crashing down. Bess Wohl’s Tony-nominated comedy is a hilarious, heartbreaking commentary on marriage, family, and the wisdom that comes with age—or not. Bursting with all the joy and pathos of everyday life, Grand Horizons is theatre at its most enjoyable and familiar.

Run time: ~2 hr with one intermission

Content warning: This production contains strong language and adult content, including themes of sexuality and descriptions of sexual situations and alcohol use.

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Bess Wohl

Bess Wohl


Show Up! A Young Professionals Event

January 21, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

Join other Young Professionals at a performance of Grand Horizons then walk to 1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lounge to mingle, discuss the show, and enjoy small bites and a beverage, all included in the heavily discounted $15 Show Up! ticket.

Learn more about our YP series including how to get your $15 ticket!

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ETC Essentials

January 29, 2023 @ 1:00 pm

Do you trust the old adages “never go to bed angry” or “love means never having to say you’re sorry”? Hear from marriage and family counselors as they parse the good relationship advice from the bad and all the funny anecdotes in between.

Meet the Artists

January 26 & February 2, 2023

Interested in chatting with the artists behind the productions you love? Meet the Artists is a FREE post-show talk-back series on the second and third Thursday evenings for each production on our main stage. Discussion begins shortly after the show ends.


Icons for large print program, braille, and audio descriptionAudio-described performance

Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 7:30 pm

Icons for a hearing aid and American Sign LanguageASL-interpreted performance

Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 7:30 pm

Relaxed PerformanceRelaxed performance

Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 2:00 pm​

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Photo credits | Ticket Info, Bryant Bentley, Burgess Byrd, and Leslie Goddard-Baum in Detroit ’67 (Mikki Schaffner); Subscriptions, Cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Ticket Discounts, Torie Wiggins in Your Negro Tour Guide. All images by Ryan Kurtz unless otherwise noted.