The Book of Grace

Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Sheffia Randall Dooley

September 30, 2010 - October 16, 2010

7:00pm and 3:00pm, James Levin Theatre


CPT is proud to open their 2010-2011 Season: Go Deep, Go Long, with "The Book of Grace", by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. The Book of Grace is a story of love and longing, passion and ambition and the possibilities of grace and goodness. Onstage in the James Levin Theatre from September 30 - October 16 (Paid previews on September 30 and October 1; Opening night on Saturday, October 2).

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Trad A Burns - Set & Lighting Design
Daniel H. Taylor - Sound Design
Angelina M. Herin - Costume Design
Lindsay Carter - Stage Manager

Featuring Sally Groth*, Charles Kartali*, Rod Lawrence
*Member / Actors’ Equity Association

Rod Lawrence as Buddy, Sally Groth as Grace (Photo credit: Steve Wagner) Two men in conflict, Buddy who fought in Iraq and Vet, his estranged father (a veteran of Desert Storm now a border patrolman) share dark secrets. When Vet’s oppressed wife Grace enters the picture things get more complicated. As Vet prepares to receive a special accommodation for arresting criminals crossing the border, Buddy is planning vengeance…

The original production at New York Public Theatre in the spring of 2010 was lauded as great “visceral theatre…with fresh insights, startling images, fiery speeches, and moments of genuine passion.”

Rod Lawrence as Buddy, Sally Groth as Grace  (Photo credit: Steve Wagner) This is the second professional production of The Book of Grace ever produced in the U.S-don’t miss our powerful ensemble in this stunning Midwest Premiere.


Come and see what Tony Brown of The Plain Dealer calls “one of those rare theatrical experiences that leave one forever changed for having had it”…

Click Here for the full review.