Title

J.B.

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Playwright

Archibald MacLeish

Performance Dates

February 28, March 1-2, 1963

Creative Team

Director - Charles Dodrill

Technical Director - Fred Thayer

Synopsis

The Book of Job has intrigued men's minds for thousands of years. It is to this book that an outstanding poet of our time has turned, seeking a metaphor for today. The play centers around two broken-down actors who venture to exercise their talents and re-inflate their egos by reading the parts of God and Satan after closing time in a circus show stage. They put on the masks only to discover that they have stumbled through the play into reality: the reality of a Voice, not theirs, which knows the lines ,they mean to speak. The J. B. of the title is a Job of today, a wealthy and happy man, from whom everything is taken. The messengers that come are present-day messengers, the disasters they report are present disasters, and when the comforters come they too are modern.

Disciplines

Acting | Theatre History

Keywords

College Theater, Otterbein University Theater, Drama

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