SMALL TOWN, BIG LIES
As its inaugural production, New World Theatre presents award-winning playwright Lanford Wilson's "morality" play Book of Days, a tumultuous tale about the destructive nature of fear, deception and power in a town where the truth can hurt one's perceived sense of security more than the alternative delusion. As Ruth Hoch, Dublin, Missouri's own "Saint Joan," tries to find the truth behind the death of the town's most prominent citizen, Dublin's tarnished soul is revealed. Book of Days deals with faith, ambition, family, politics, fear, murder... and cheese.
Robert A Zick, Jr., whose work in San Francisco has been called "inventive," "revealing," and "splendid," makes his New York directorial debut with Book of Days.
"Book of Days ... is a challenge for everyone involved - concepts of the chorus and a play within a play within a play tear at the fabric of realism and offers us the opportunity to play imaginatively with the play's relationship with the audience.
"It is truly a story of today's small town America presenting the attitudes and mindset that have created the polarized social landscape in which we find ourselves. The appropriateness for producing this play now is beyond question," says Zick.
Lanford Wilson has written this story in a way that reveals fictional Dublin, Missouri to be Anytown, USA making this production resonate with cosmopolitan and country audiences alike.
A special gala event will be held on Friday, August 12th where the audience can meet the actors and win raffles.
Additional Performance: Tuesday, August 9 at 8pm
Appropriate For Ages: Due to some adult language, 15 and up