Sedaris' Book of Liz Extends Through June 1

News   Sedaris' Book of Liz Extends Through June 1 Off-Broadway's Drama Dept. production of the new Amy and David Sedaris play, The Book of Liz, has extended yet again. It will now run through June 1.

Off-Broadway's Drama Dept. production of the new Amy and David Sedaris play, The Book of Liz, has extended yet again. It will now run through June 1.

The show began previews March 12 and opened on March 26 to warm reviews. A previous extension to May 20 soon followed.

The show is called The Book of Liz, after the central character, Sister Elizabeth, who, though she makes the cheese balls that financially support her church sect, feels unappreciated and runs away. Several experiences ensue.

The cast includes Amy Sedaris, David Rakoff, Chuck Coggins and Jackie Hoffman.

The design team will include Hugh Hamrick (sets), Victoria Farrell (costumes), Kirk Bookman (lights) and Laura Grace Brown (sound). Hamrick directs. Amy Sedaris recently appeared in the troupe's production of Douglas Carter Beane's The Country Club. Brother David, meanwhile, is the comic author of such volumes as "Barrel Fever" and "Naked." Together, they operate as The Talent Family and have presented a series of satirical, sketch-like comedies such as One Woman Shoe and The Little Frieda Mysteries. Most of these shows were seen at La MaMa, but the Sedaris siblings appear to have found a new home at the Drama Dept.

The new dates run according to the following pell-mell schedule:

Monday, May 7: 8 PM
Tuesday, May 8: 8 PM
Wednesday, May 9: 8 PM
Thursday, May 10: 8 PM
Friday, May 11: 7 PM, 10 PM
Wednesday, May 16: 8 PM
Friday, May 18: 7 PM, 10 PM
Saturday, May 19: 7 PM, 10 PM
Sunday, May 20: 3 PM, 7 PM
Tuesday, May 22: 8 PM
Friday, May 25: 7 PM, 10 PM
Saturday, May 26: 7 PM, 10 PM
Sunday, May 27: 3 PM, 7 PM
Tuesday, May 29: 8 PM
Wednesday, May 30: 8 PM
Thursday, May 31: 7 PM, 10 PM
Friday, June 1: 7 PM, 10 PM

—By Robert Simonson