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About In the Book Of

In the Book Of

By John Walch

March 28-April 26 | Previews March 26 & 27

Lieutenant Naomi Watkins returns stateside and opens her home to faithful friend and Afghan translator, Anisah. When Anisah’s visa is called into question the whole town goes to war over this suspicious stranger. But as fireflies light up the night, romance launches a stealth attack showing us that anything can happen.

CAST (in order of appearance)

Naomi Watkins     Allison Strickland
Anisah     Carolyn Marie Monroe
Gail     Pam Nolte
Bo Sr.     Nolan Palmer
Bo     Kevin Pitman
Eddie   Matt Shimkus  *

*Member Actor’s Equity Association



Director     Scott Nolte
Set & Sound Designer     Mark Lund
Costume Designer     Sarah Burch Gordon
Lighting Designer     Andrew Duff
Stage Manager     Claire Branch
Dramaturg     Sonja Lowe
Dialect Coach     Kayla Walker


A military base in Afghanistan
Broxton, Mississippi, population 135,568; Jackson’s “poorer cousin”


Present day Mississippi – springtime to harvest.

Age Recommendation

In the Book Of is recommended for ages 14+.

Running Time

In the Book Of  is approximately 2 hours and  20 minutes including intermission.


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