On Stage

David and Amy Sedaris'
The Book of Liz

Everyone’s favorite Squeamish Nun is back!

Now extended until Sept 4th!

Elizabeth Donderstock makes delicious cheeseballs.  Both original and smoky, mind you.  Everyone loves the cheeseballs, in fact they are all that the religious community of Clusterhaven has left.

But when Liz isn’t appreciated anymore, she decides to try the outside world.  There she’ll meet Ukrainians with cockney accents, restaurants run by recovering alcoholics, a certain peanut, and her own self worth. 
But will the cheeseballs ever taste the same again? 

This hilarious comedy could only  from the devilish minds of both David (Me Talk Pretty One Day) and Amy (Strangers with Candy) Sedaris!

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tickets at http://www.custommade.org/ tickets

Featuring an amazing cast including  Bay Area vet Stephen Pawley* (TheatreWorks, Word for Word)  and NYC transplant and BATCC award-winner, Marie O’Donnell (Late Night with David Letterman), along with Custom Made regular Tavis Kammet (Candide, Durang Me!) and sketch-comedian Allison Page (Killing My Lobster), The Book of Liz is the perfect summer comedy:hysterically funny, surprisingly touching, and full of the biting wit of David Sedaris, combined with the naughty, but sweet, absurdity of his sister Amy.  The Book of Liz is directed by Gabriel A. Ross, who recently staged The Actor’s Nightmare as part of the BATCC nominated Durang Me!

at The Gough Street Playhouse (formerly The Next Stage), attached to the historic Trinity Church, 1620 Gough Street (at Bush), San Francisco

Production Photos

he Book of Liz press photos. Click on the thumbnails below for a high-resolution version ; Photos: Jay Yamada, 2011

Marie O'Donnell as Liz
SpaldingMarie O'Donnell as Liz, Stephen Pawley as Rev Tollhouse, Tavis Kammet as Brother Brightbee

Stephen Pawley as Duncan; Allison Page as "sophisticated visitor"

Tavis Kammet as Yvonne

Allison Page as Yolanda Foxley

Tavis Kammet as Brother Brightbee

Tavis Kammet as Yvonne; Marie O'Donnell as Liz; Allison Page as Oxana

Tavis Kammet as Brother Brightbee; Allison Page as Sister Butterworth

Stephen Pawley as Rev Tollhouse; Marie O'Donnell as Liz

Marie O'Donnell as Liz; Allison Page as Oxana


Cast and Crew

Director– Gabriel A. Ross

Tavis Kammet
Marie O'Donnell
Allison Page
Stephen Pawley*

Scenic Design - Catalina Nino
Stage Manager - Carrie Barnes
Costume Design - Maxx Kurzunski
Lighting Design -  Maggie Ballard
Properties Design - Kalin Sullivan

*Appears Courtesy of Actor's Equity Association


coming soon