(since I can't title this post with the nonverbal gasp I let out on reading this news, let me just say:) Holy Crapballs
Time Out NY brings some awesome, awesome news:
[W]e hear that the true-named Ms. Marvel will be starring in Suzan-Lori Parks’s new play at the Public Theater this March. The new show is called The Book of Grace, and Marvel has the title role.I would assume she's playing Grace and not the Book, but this is Suzan-Lori Parks, so all bets are off.
But you know what bets are on, if I may mangle that idom? The bets that this is going to be totally fucking awesome. (It's also being directed by James Macdonald, who directed Ms. Marvel and a bunch of other brilliant people in the amazing, gorgeous, practically perfect production of Top Girls at MTC.) I think the word fierce most definitely applies. More in the gorgeous-lionness-about-to-bite-your-fucking-head-off way than other, newer, more pop-culturey connotations.
If I had a tumblr, or weren't slightly afraid of tumblrs, I would start Fuck Yeah Suzan-Lori Parks.