Sunday, July 10, 2005

No Sweating This Recommendation

Saw a VERY funny show tonight called "The Book of Liz" at The Blank Theater Company. It's written by brother and sister David and Amy Sedaris.

You may recognize David Sedaris from his books ("Me Talk Pretty One Day"), regular essays in The New Yorker and NPR appearances.

Amy Sedaris is best known for her Comedy Central show "Strangers With Candy," appearing on "Sex and the City," as well as regular, hilarious visits to the David Letterman show.

When working together they refer to themselves as "The Talent Family."

The show is about Sister Elizabeth Donderstock who makes the famous cheeseballs sold by her Squeamish Community (somewhere between the Amish and the Pilgrims) to the Real World. When Reverend Tollhouse demands the recipe for her cheeseballs (both Traditional and Smoky), Liz decides to leave for the Real World.

First she works as a roadside Mr. Peanut and then as a waitress at a Plymouth Crock restaurant. Eventually she's up for the manager position at the restaurant, but doesn't get it because of her excessive sweating.

If you like Amy or David Sedaris, you'll love this show. If you don't get their sense of humor this is the show may not be for you.

But since the show has been selling out for the last 2 months and is sold out for the remaining 3 weeks in its run, you can't get a ticket anyway.

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