Wood, Tracey E. (American playwright, nurse, July 15, 1957-____), “Grits,”
a 45-minute political drama in English, set in Richmond and Roanoke, Virginia, U.S.A., during a week, 2005,
© 2005 by Tracey E. Wood; • in Tracey E. Wood’s Grits (Eagle River, Arkansas, U.S.A.: The Author, 2005); • script/rights available from Tracey Wood, 25731 Denaina Drive, Eagle River, Arkansas 99577, U.S.A., telephone (home) 907 622-5557, (work) 907 622-6485, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. • Cited by Tracey E. Wood, via ftp March 24, 2006; Wood says,
James Earl Thomas III (m), 38-60, Governor of Virginia, husband of Helen; Donald Bluett (m), 38-60, political appointee; Helen Thomas (f), 38-60, political wife/volunteer; Jillian Egan (f), 30, James’s lover, philanthropist
“Helen is a frustrated volunteer, with abandoned dreams of her own political greatness. She pins her hopes on her popular and gregarious, but feckless husband James. His affair with the flamboyant Jillian leads to a cascade of political and personal disaster.
“‘Grits’ explores the personal cost of public office. The four main characters create a love quadrangle of loyalty, treachery and revenge.
ambition, loyalty, marital infidelity, politics, privacy, revenge, treachery.