BOOK OF DAYS

Genre: Drama
by Lanford Wilson

SMALL TOWN, BIG LIES
As its inaugural production, New World Theatre presents award-winning playwright Lanford Wilson's "morality" play Book of Days, a tumultuous tale about the destructive nature of fear, deception, ambition, and power in a town where the truth can hurt one's perceived sense of security more than the alternative delusion.

Dublin, Missouri - a town "so beautiful in the spring it could break your heart." As the town's own Saint Joan searches for the truth behind the death of the town's most prominent citizen, Dublin's soul is revealed and America's fate is in the balance.

Robert A Zick, Jr., whose work in San Francisco has been called "inventive," "revealing," and "splendid," makes his New York directorial debut with Book of Days.

"Book of Days ... is a challenge for everyone involved - concepts of the chorus and a play within a play within a play tear at the fabric of realism and offers us the opportunity to play imaginatively with the play's relationship with the audience.

"It is truly a story of today's small town America presenting the attitudes and mind set that have created the polarized social landscape in which we find ourselves. The appropriateness for producing this play now is beyond question," says Zick.

Lanford Wilson has written this story in a way that reveals fictional Dublin, Missouri to be Anytown, USA making this production resonate with cosmopolitan and country audiences alike.

Preview:   08/09/05
Open:   08/10/05
Close:   08/27/05

Schedule:
Wednesday to Saturday at 8:00PM, Sundays @ 3PM
Gala event after show on Friday, August 12th.
Theater:   Stella Adler Studio
Address:   31 West 27th Street
New York, NY
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between Broadway and 6th Avenue -- accessible from the N/R train at 28th Street or the F train at 23rd Street.

Cost:$15.00, $12.00 in advance
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Company: New World Theatre         Official Web Site: www.newworldtheatre.org