Amari Cheatom (Signature's Zooman and the Sign) and John Doman ("The Wire") will join the previously announced Elizabeth Marvel (Top Girls, Seascape), who will star in the title role. James Macdonald, who staged Caryl Churchill's Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? at the Public and also directed Marvel in Top Girls on Broadway, will direct. The Book of Grace, according to press notes, is "a family portrait shattered by issues of rage, revenge, power and betrayal. When a young man returns home to South Texas to confront his father, everyday life erupts into a battle for personal survival. At once fiercely intimate and explosive, The Book of Grace weaves the story of three people bound together by love and longing, passion and ambition."
The production will officially open March 16 and continue through April 4.
Suzan-Lori Parks is a Pulitzer Prize winner for her play Topdog/Underdog, which was produced at The Public. Her other works include Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 8 & 9), Fucking A, 365 Days/365 Plays, Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom, The America Play, Venus, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World and In the Blood, among others.
For tickets phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater.
The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.