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The Book of Liz
Chemically Imbalanced Theater
Chicago, IL
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The Book of Liz
Chemically Imbalanced Comedy
Back by Popular Demand

The Book of Liz by Amy and David Sedaris
Directed by Angie McMahon

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.

Here is just a few things the Press had to say about our recent Production:

"The Sedaris siblings' off-kilter script unleashes its weirdness at a blazing pace, but Angie McMahon's superb cast parlays the inanity into tight, hilarious scenes and endearingly eccentric characters." -Keith Griffith Chicago Reader Highly Recommended

"I was blown away by Chemically Imbalanced Comedy's remount of its production of The Book of Liz...If you are looking for a good laugh (and who isn't these days), check out this production! " -Keith Ecker chicagotheaterblog.com 4 Stars Highly Recommended


Lisa Witmer...Liz
Ian McCabe...Brother Brightbee/Rudy
Paul Whitehouse...Donny/Visil/Br. Hesikia
Katherine Schwartz...Cecily/Dr. Barb/Mrs. Foxley
Ross Compton ...Rev. Tollhouse/Duncan
Lina Bunte...Sister Buterworth
Tamara Todres...Oxanna
Michael Coale...Yvonne/Visitor
Directed by Angie McMahon

Friday and Saturday 8pm
Tickets $18
Jan 7-June 4

Friday and Saturday 8pm
Tickets $18
Jan 7-June 4

Chemically Imbalanced Theater
1422 W Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613
Box Office 800-838-3006

CIC is supported in part by a Grant from the Saints, The Bruin Family Foundation, and Chase Community Giving


Chemically Imbalanced Theater
1422 W Irving Park
Chicago, IL 60613
United States


Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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