The Book of Liz
The Book of Liz by Amy and David Sedaris celebrates social, ethnic and religious diversity while taking a satirical look at American clichés. The play has been successfully produced throughout the US and abroad, and has proven to attract a wide range of audiences. Liz is a challenging comedy with actors playing multiple roles.
Sister Elizabeth Donderstock is Squeamish, who makes cheese balls that sustain the existence of her entire religious community, Clusterhaven. However, she feels unappreciated and 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. Things are going great for Liz. 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. Will the cheese balls ever taste good again? Will Liz go back to save the Squeamish?
"I have read a very few scripts that made me laug h out loud as much as this one… It is about people, extremely eccentric people , the kind of people I like the most." Mike Brown, Director Costa Mesa Playhouse