The Book of Grace
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Publication Date: Mar 01, 2016
List Price: $14.95
Format: Paperback, 112 pages
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Parent Company: Theatre Communications Group
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The Book of Grace offers further evidence that Suzan-Lori Parks thinks big even when she thinks small The family portrait she paints here is nothing less than a map of a nation that is divided within itself and poised to fall This play is infused with an exciting emotional ambiguity that transforms its characters into people of splendidly confused humanity. Ben Brantley, "New York Times"
Suzan-Lori Parks has laid out the conflicts among these characters with such economy and clarity that they run like a taut steel cord throughout the play; it s as lean and direct a drama as she s written. —Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle
Encouraged by his stepmother to return home to South Texas, a young man reunites with his abusive father, unearthing an explosive combination of deep-seated passion and ambition. Described by Suzan-Lori Parks as a companion piece to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog, this fierce and intimate three-person drama premiered in 2010 at New York’s Public Theater, and is published here with the playwright’s final, revised text.