Amy Sedaris at a 2010 book signing. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Ithaca, N.Y. — Theater fans rejoice: the Homecoming Players are opening their season with a concert reading of “The Book of Liz.”

The readings, which will take place on October 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., will showcase the play written by brother-sister duo of Amy and David Sedaris, according to a press release.

Amy Sedaris at a 2010 book signing. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Amy Sedaris stars in Comedy Central’s “Strangers with Candy;” David, a well-known comedy writer, is perhaps best known for his book “Me Talk Pretty One Day.”

The play is described as a “wry comedy about exploration, self-worth, and the value of community” by the press release.

“The story follows a woman from a conservative religious commune who, feeling unappreciated and overlooked for her skills in cheese ball making, decides to run away and live life in regular society,” the press release said.

“The play is filled with a medley of wacky characters, from a pair of Cockney-accented Ukrainian immigrants, to a Pilgrim-themed restaurant staffed with recovering alcoholics.”

David Sedaris at 2008. (Wikimedia Commons)

The play is directed by the Homecoming Players co-founder and artistic director Rachel Hockett and will be stage managed by Vicky Apodaca.

The play will feature local actors – Eileen Hagerty, Eric Hambury, David Romm, Melanie Uhlir, and Gary Weissbrot – according to the press release.

Tickets can be purchased for $15 by contacting the Kitchen Theatre Company’s box office at 607-272-0570, by visiting their website, or at the door.


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Kyle Friend

A senior at Cornell University, Kyle covers the affordable housing crisis for the Ithaca Voice. Reach him through e-mail: kyleafriend@gmail.com.