In April of 2012, FSCJ Dramaworks presented Book of Days by Lanford Wilson. The play tells the story of a small Missouri town forced to reconsider their world and values after a violent death. Dublin, Missouri is dominated by three institutions: a cheese plant, a fundamentalist church, and a community theater. When a Hollywood director comes to town and starts casting for a production of George Bernard Shaw’s St. Joan, cheese plant bookkeeper Ruth Hoch lands the lead role. When the owner of the plant dies under mysterious circumstances, Ruth suspects murder and launches a one-woman campaign for justice. Doing so pits her against both the local church and the plant’s new owner, and slowly forces her to become more like the single-minded crusader she’s playing on stage.
This show ran at FSCJ’s Wilson Center for the Arts April 12-15, 2012
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