Grand Concourse

Grand Concourse

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. With keen humor and startling compassion, Heidi Schreck’s play navigates the mystery of faith, the limits of forgiveness, and the pursuit of something resembling joy.

by Heidi Schreck


GRAND CONCOURSE may well break your heart. You may need tissues by the 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 shocking 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