February 28, March 1-2, 1963
Technical Director........Fred Thayer
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.
Acting | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History
College Theater, Otterbein University Theater, Drama
Otterbein University Theatre and Dance Department, "J.B." (1963). 1962-1963 Season. 4.