Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks brings her compelling narrative to the forefront with “The Book of Grace,” set against the backdrop of the Mexico-United States border. Directed by the acclaimed Femi Elufowoju jr, this UK premiere promises a visceral exploration of family dynamics amidst societal tensions, resonating with contemporary discussions on immigration.

As Grace, portrayed by Ellena Vincent, seeks solace in documenting moments of goodness, her world collides with the complexities of her husband Vet’s profession as a border patrol officer. When Vet’s estranged son Buddy enters the fray armed with resentment and hand grenades, Grace finds herself navigating a precarious balance between hope and turmoil.

Director Femi Elufowoju jr reflects on the production’s universal themes, envisioning a stirring portrayal that challenges audiences to confront extreme solutions amidst familial discord. With a stellar cast including Peter de Jersey and Daniel Francis-Swaby, “The Book of Grace” promises an unforgettable theatrical experience at Arcola Theatre.

The Book of Grace runs at Arcola Theatre 16 May – 8 June 2024, For tickets click here.