There is just one last showing of a very funny production of Book of Liz in Pittsburgh tonight. The production is by the No Name Players, and it’s at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater on Penn Ave — get tickets online here from Showclix.
I wrote about Book of Liz a few years back, when I was in the Butler Little Theatre production of it. Such a funny, weird, and weirdly sweet play it is, written by David and Amy Sedaris. Here’s how I explained it back then:
The story centers on Sister Elizabeth Donderstock, a member of a Squeamish community. She makes cheese balls (traditional and smoky) that sustain the existence of her entire religious community, Cluster Haven. Sister Donderstock faces personal crises, loses her way, finds it, reconsiders, and confronts questions about her faith and place in the world. It sounds serious, but actually it’s outrageously comical.
I saw a preview of the No Name Players‘ production, and they make the most of every laugh and gag and moment. If you can’t see this show, sign up for their mailing list to hear what bright thing they’ll be presenting next.