Elizabeth Marvel and company celebrated world premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' The Book of Grace March 17 Off-Broadway at The Public Theater.
James Macdonald directs the latest work by Pulitzer Prize winner Parks. The cast of The Book of Grace features Marvel (Top Girls, Seascape) in the title role opposite Amari Cheatom and John Doman ("The Wire"). The Book of Grace, according to the Public, 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."