Lanford Wilson's Book of Days from Raven Theatre
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The last date listed for Book of Days was Sunday May 28, 2006 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Raven Theatre East Stage:
- Full Price:
- $22.00 - $36.00
- Our Price:
- $11.00 - $18.00
Some 65 years after it was first produced, Arthur Miller's American tragedy about the Keller family -- entrepreneur father, devoted mother, war-hero sons -- and their fall from grace still grips audiences. Set immediately following World War II, the play tells the story of one day and a night in which past secrets surface and threaten to shake the entire Keller clan to its core. This deeply engaging tale of morality and consciousness explores the bonds of family and social responsibility as two very different generations seek to heal and rebuild. Inspired by a true story, All My Sons won two Tony Awards and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for the Best American Play of 1947. This intense drama, which raises questions of morality and the limits of family ties, opens Raven's 2014-2015 season. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“Mr. Wilson’s cosmic consciousness, intense moral concern, sense of human redemption and romantic effusion have climed to a new peak.” —New York Times
Life in a small town begins to unravel as a woman explores a mysterious death, creating turmoil and disloyalty among the townspeople, the church, and the sheriff. Was it an accident or was it murder?
p. Ruth Hoch is a respected member of the small town of Dublin, Missouri, a community anchored by a Christian fundamentalist church, a cheese plant, and a community theater. It is 1999, on the cusp of a new millennium. Ruth is well-integrated into the life of her town, working as a bookkeeper at the cheese plant and rehearsing the part of Joan of Arc in a local production of Shaw’s St. Joan. When a pillar of the community mysteriously dies in a hunting accident, Ruth takes on qualities of her alter-ego and pursues the strength of her belief that it was no accident. Her actions stir up a hornets’ nest of turmoil and uncover a dark underbelly of this seemingly idyllic and God-fearing community.
Lanford Wilson has been one of our country’s premiere playwrights for 40 years, with a rich and varied list of plays that include BALM IN GILEAD (1964); THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH (1965);THE HOT L BALTIMORE (1973); THE FIFTH OF JULY (1978); TALLEY’S FOLLY (1980); and BURN THIS (1987). Writing in the New York Times, Frank Rich called him “a writer who illuminates the deepest dramas of American life with poetry and compassion.”
Book of Days is directed by Raven Theatre co-founder Michael Menendian and features a cast of 12, including company members JoAnn Montemurro and Liz Fletcher, Bill Mages, Tucker Curtis, Greg Caldwell, Melissa Nedell, Cora Vander Broek, Craig Degel, Tom Herman, Jonathan Nichols, Seth Remington and Maggie Cain. Kate Miller serves as assistant director and production stage manager. Lighting is by Christine Ferriter; set design by Leif Olsen and Michael Menendian; original score by Leif Olsen and sound design by Nick Keenan.