Book of Days

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Opened Mar 19, 2004
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

TheaterTribe presents the Los Angeles premiere of Book of Days, by Lanford Wilson. When the cheese-factory magnate of Dublin, Missouri dies in a hunting accident, his bookkeeper Ruth Hoch suspects foul play. Her investigation churns up secrets that the other locals would prefer to be left undisturbed. At the same time Ruth's been cast in the lead of a community-theater production of Shaw's play Saint Joan, and as her sleuthing turns inexorably into a crusade, she begins to take on the qualities of the French heroine in real life as well as her acting. She uncovers a conspiracy of collusion among powerful forces in the community dominated by the cheese factory and a fundamentalist church, leading to the possibility she'll go through Joan's martyrdom as well.

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