The Sedaris' Musings On Cheese Balls, Yes, Cheese Balls
By Michele Lenni in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 9, 2010 7:40PM
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Back by popular demand, Every Friday and Saturday until December 18 the players of the Chemically Imbalanced Comedy are bringing back the characters of this novel turned play for yet another season at their theater in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. The Sedaris classic tells the story of Sister Elizabeth Donderstock, an unappreciated and Squeamish cheese-ball-maker from a staunch religious community who leaves her brethren to wait tables at a restaurant owned entirely by recovering alcoholics. All is well in Liz's world until her perspiration troubles impede a promotion to manager. All the while, back at Clusterhaven, Liz's compatriots just can't seem to replicate her famed cheese ball recipe, and it's going to cost them their quaint, cloistered lifestyle, thus comedy ensues.Directed by Angie McMahon and starring local staples like Sarah Rose Graber, Brian Kash and Adam El-Sharkawi have brought the kooky, outlandish characters to life to much critical acclaim from publications like The Chicago Reader, Time Out Chicago and Centerstage .
For a the same price as most music venues charge in Chicago, we welcome something different that will tickle our funny bones as well as our ear drums for a change.
The Book of Liz runs every Friday and Saturday until December 18 at Chemically Imbalanced Theater, 1420 W. Irving Park, 8 p.m., $18