The Book of Liz

By David Sedaris and Amy Sedaris
A zany tale about high-quality cheeseballs and making your way in the world.

Directed by David Knezz

THE STORY: Sister Elizabeth Donderstock is Squeamish, has been her whole life. She makes cheese balls (traditional and smoky) that sustain the existence of her entire religious community, Clusterhaven. However, she feels unappreciated among her Squeamish brethren, and she decides to try her luck in the outside world. Along the way, she meets a Cockney-speaking Ukrainian immigrant couple who find her a job waiting tables at Plymouth Crock, a family restaurant run almost entirely by recovering alcoholics. The alcoholics love her. The customers love her. Her Danderfrock fits right in. Things are going great for Liz, until she's offered a promotion to manager. Unfortunately, Liz has a sweating problem, and to get the job, she'll have to fix it. Meanwhile, back at Clusterhaven, Liz's compatriots just can't seem to duplicate her cheese ball recipe, and it's going to cost them their quaint, cloistered lifestyle. They are panic-stricken and desperate, and sure she sabotaged the recipe. Does Liz go through with the operation? Can the Squeamish be saved? Will the cheese balls ever taste good again? The answers to these and so many other questions can be found in the new comedy from the Talent Family, David and Amy Sedaris.

"…[a] delightfully off-key, off-color hymn to clichés we all live by, whether we know it or not." —NY Times.
"…[THE BOOK OF LIZ] may well be the world's first Amish picaresque…hilarious…" —Village Voice.
"…acidic laughs…linguistic delight…" —Variety.
"Good-natured, goofy and frequently hilarious…" —NY Newsday.
"…laugh-out-loud funny…" —

Sister Elizabeth Donderstock: Liz Steele
Sister Constance Butterworth, Sophisticated Visitor, Dr. Barb Ginley: Katie McClatchey
Oxana, Cecily Cole, Ms. Yolanda Foxley, Brother Hesikiah: Tammy White
Reverend Tollhouse, Visil, & Duncan Trask: Bob Cappetta
Brother Nathaniel Brightbee, Yvone, Donny Polk, Rudy Bruton: Patrick Deering

Stage Manager: Cal Turner
Assistant Stage Manager: Sharon Sobotka
Set Design / Tech Director: Nick Schwartz
Set Construction Chair: Jon Mills
Paint Chairs: Tina Shelley and Suzy Krueckeberg
Lighting Chair: TBD
Sound Chair: Jack Calvert
Props Chair: Mike Janke
Costumes Chair: TBD
Make-up Chair: Kerri Mummert
Dramaturg: TBD
Props Chair: Laura Leonardo Ownby
Annual Prod Coordinator: Mary Maureen Gentile

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