The Good Book, About Creation of the Bible, Plays Chicago's Court Theatre | Playbill

News The Good Book, About Creation of the Bible, Plays Chicago's Court Theatre The Court Theatre's production of The Good Book takes audiences on a powerful imagined journey through the creation of the bible. The unique new play is written by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, who also directs. The two reunite after co-creating the award-winning Iliad in 2012.

Performances began March 19 and continue through April 19.

The play weaves the stories of 15-year-old Connor, who struggles with his dream of becoming a priest and Biblical scholar Miriam, who is faced with her own crisis of faith. Together they lead an exploration of how the bible was constructed, from ancient times to modern-day America.

The cast of The Good Book includes Alex Wiesman, making his Court Theatre debut, and Hollis Resnik in the lead roles; as well as Allen Gilmore, Erik Hellman, Kareem Bandealy, Jacqueline Williams and Emjoy Gavino.

The production features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Linda Roethke, lighting design by Keith Parham and projection design by Mike Tutaj.

The Court Theatre is located at 5535 S. Ellis Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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