Off the Page: Book of Days
- Jun 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM
- Sierra Madre Playhouse
Book of Days
by Lanford Wilson
directed by Christian Lebano
Reminiscent of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, Book of Days is about the people of a small Missouri town confronted by a violent death and forced to reconsider the truths they thought they knew. When the owner of the cheese plant dies mysteriously in a hunting accident, Ruth, his bookkeeper, suspects murder. Cast as Joan of Arc in a local production of Shaw's St. Joan, Ruth takes on the attributes of her fictional character and launches into a one-woman campaign to see justice done.
Won the 1999 Best Play Award from the American Theater Critics Association.
“A significant addition to the Lanford Wilson canon … Book of Days manages to combine Wilson’s signature character-based whimsy with an atypically strong narrative book and politically charged underpinnings.” – Variety