The Good Book
By Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson
Directed by Lisa Peterson
World Premiere March 19, 2015 - April 19, 2015
at Court Theatre in Chicago
In this highly original world premiere play commissioned by Court Theatre, Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson (An Iliad) weave stories of devotion and conflict into their very own creation myth about the place where human faith and divine inspiration intersect: the Bible. As fifteen year-old Connor struggles to reconcile his identity with his dream of becoming a priest and modern-day Biblical scholar Miriam wrestles to resolve her crisis of faith, they lead us through an incredible exploration on how the Bible was constructed. From ancient Mesopotamia to medieval Ireland to suburban America, The Good Book is a powerful and exuberant journey through the most influential book in Western history.
Video and sound production by joe mazza/brave lux, inc