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By Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Main Season · Peet’s Theatre
West Coast premiere
Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, plus one 15-minute intermission
“In the beginning was the Word…”
Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson (the team behind An Iliad) apply their formidable creative energy to unearth the all-too-human formation of the most influential book in Western history—the Bible.
This powerful play weaves together three distinct yet connected stories: a devout young man struggling to reconcile his belief with his identity; an atheist biblical scholar trying to find meaning as she faces her own mortality; and the creative journey of the Bible itself—from ancient Mesopotamia to medieval Ireland to suburban America—through the many hands, minds, hearts, and circumstances that molded this incredibly potent testament to the human spirit.