The Book of Liz


Mark Quinlan came in from MN for a visit this Thanksgiving weekend. It was good to see him. We went up to San Francisco to The Shelton Theater where we saw The Book of Liz, a play written by David & Amy Sedaris. (As all of you know…I’m a big Sedaris fan).
I would rather have seen it off Broadway where David & Amy actually starred in it. I think they would have brought so much more to the performance that the actors we saw. Not that the acting was bad, it was better than most High School plays I’ve seen. I think the directing relied too heavy on repeated slapstick jokes, rather than relying on the writing and trusting the characters. The script itself is tolerable, but it’s not the best Sedaris material out there, that’s for sure.