RTE Presents THE BOOK OF LIZ by David and Amy Sedaris

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RENEGADE THEATRE EXPERIMENT presents Amy and David Sedaris' THE BOOK OF LIZ. Sister Elizabeth Donderstock (Violet Ash) makes the cheese balls (traditional and smoky) that sustain the existence of the Squeamish, a crypto-Amish religious community housed at Cluster Haven. Feeling unappreciated, Sister Elizabeth decides to try her luck in the outside world, leaving the Squeamish to try in vain to replicate her cheese ball recipe. Meanwhile, Liz lands a job as a waitress in a family restaurant run by recovering alcoholics. Can Liz keep her sweating problem in check and thereby become manager? Can the Squeamish get by without her? What does it all have to do with Cockney-speaking Ukrainians? The answers lie inside THE BOOK OF LIZ.

Renegade Theatre Experiment charges into its 2008/2009 season with THE BOOK OF LIZ, a comic treat from America's "Talent Family": Amy and David Sedaris. Best known as Jerri Blank from Strangers with Candy, Amy has crafted a weird array of characters, while her brother David is an essayist and humorist favored by NPR and found on discriminating bookshelves. Their collaboration THE BOOK OF LIZ capitalizes on Amy's ironic interest in homemaking, entertaining, and baking, particularly the fine art of the cheese ball.

Sister Elizabeth Donderstock (Violet Ash) makes the cheese balls (traditional and smoky) that sustain the existence of the Squeamish, a crypto-Amish religious community housed at Cluster Haven. Feeling unappreciated, Sister Elizabeth decides to try her luck in the outside world, leaving the Squeamish to try in vain to replicate her cheese ball recipe. Meanwhile, Liz lands a job as a waitress in a family restaurant run by recovering alcoholics. Can Liz keep her sweating problem in check and thereby become manager? Can the Squeamish get by without her? What does it all have to do with Cockney-speaking Ukrainians? The answers lie inside THE BOOK OF LIZ.

Amy Sedaris describes the play, an off-Broadway hit from 2001, thusly: "It explores the Buddhist principle of idiot compassion. Like when someone's drowning and you try to save them, knowing that you could drown, too." Sit by and watch it all happen, beginning on September 5th.

THE BOOK OF LIZ runs September 5th-20th at the Historic Hoover Theater in San Jose. Performances begin at 8:00 p.m., except Sunday matinees which are at 2 p.m. Tickets for THE BOOK OF LIZ are $18.00 General Admission (Thursdays and Sundays) and $20.00 General Admission (Fridays and Saturdays). Students and teachers, seniors, and Theatre Bay Area members qualify for discount tickets ($13.00 Thu/Sun & $15.00 Fri/Sat) with valid ID.

Tickets and season subscriptions are on sale at http://www.renegadetheatre.com.

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The Renegade Theatre Experiment (RTE), founded in 2001, is the South Bay's voice for alternative theatre.

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