Child actress Kaitlin Cullum played Libby Kelly on the mid-'90s sitcom Grace Under Fire, acting as the freckle-faced foil to recovering alcoholic Brett Butler and her gaggle of Everyman blue-collar suitors. Then, presumably, young Cullum went on to an adolescence plagued with drug addiction, promiscuous sex, convenience store robberies and Staind concerts. A decade later, she's traded the bottle for the Bible and written a compelling one-woman show about her life as a child star. Entitled Surviving Grace, the play opens Thursday at the Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 H Avenue in Plano. Or maybe we're mixed up. Says here on the press release Grace is actually a heart-warming comedy about Alzheimer's written by Trish Vradenburg, co-founder of the Alzheimer's Action PAC and a former writer for Designing Women and Family Ties. So we weren't that far off. Showtimes for Surviving Grace are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through June 23 (with a special matinee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9). Tickets are $13 to $16. Call 972-849-0358 or visit roverdramawerks.com.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: May 31. Continues through June 23
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Dallas, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.