Austin Gets First Glimpse of 'The Book of Grace'
Another great work will soon grace the stage of the ZACH Theatre.
Written and directed by Pulitzer-Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks and starring acclaimed stage and screen actor/playwright Eugene Lee, Nadine Mozon and Shaun Patrick Tubbs, "The Book of Grace" will hit the stage in early June. The play tells the story of a South Texas family breaking borders. A young man named Buddy is encouraged by his stepmother Grace to return home and reunite with his father Vet, a border patrol agent. The prodigal son confronts his father and fences are erected as everyday life erupts into a battle for personal survival.
"It is a joy and an honor to have a theatre artist of Suzan-Lori's caliber, who is in such demand around the country, making an artistic home at ZACH," said Dave Steakley, ZACH's Producing Artistic Director. "The version of this play that she will present at ZACH will be performed hereafter by other theatre companies throughout the nation – but Austin audiences will have the opportunity see it first." ZACH's version will become the official published version of "The Book of Grace."
The play will be staged at ZACH Theatre's Whisenhunt (1510 Toomey Road) stage with previews on Thursday and Friday, June 2 and 3, at 8:00 p.m. Champagne Opening Night and Press Night will be on Saturday, June 4, with post-show party with the stars of the production. The play will then run evenings at 8:00 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets range from $20 to $44 and you can get them here. There will also be $15 tickets available to students an hour before the show.