Danna Swanenberg (left) and Kimberly Strong rehearse for Grace and Glorie.
John Sams decided to direct Grace and Glorie at Keizer Homegrown Theatre for two reasons: it speaks to him personally because he knows the character of Grace well and because the play is so well written it can transition from stage to screen easily.
Sams’ parents came out of Appalachia to try to find a better life during the Depression . . .