Parks' Book of Grace Begins World-Premiere Run at the Public March 2

News   Parks' Book of Grace Begins World-Premiere Run at the Public March 2
The world premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' The Book of Grace, starring Elizabeth Marvel, Amari Cheatom and John Doman, begins performances March 2 at the Public Theater.

James Macdonald directs the latest work by Pulitzer Prize winner Parks that will officially open March 17 and run through April 4 Off-Broadway.

Marvel (Top Girls, Seascape) stars in the title role, with Cheatom (Signature's Zooman and the Sign) and John Doman ("The Wire").

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."

Designing the production are Eugene Lee (scenic design), Susan Hilferty (costume design), Jean Kalman (lighting design), Dan Moses Schreier (sound design) and Jeff Sugg (projection and video design).

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.

Amari Cheatom and Elizabeth Marvel in <i>Book of Grace</i>.
Amari Cheatom and Elizabeth Marvel in Book of Grace. Photo by Joan Marcus
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