Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
The Book of Liz



By David Sedaris and Amy Sedaris

Directed by Ann Folino White

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 8:00p.m.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 8:00p.m.
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 8:00p.m.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 8:00p.m.

Master storyteller David Sedaris and his comedic genius sister Amy tell the story of cheese ball-maker Liz.

(Appropriate for ages eight and older)

From the Dramatists Play Service Website:
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.

The Book of Liz is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

All Performances are FREE to the public!!!