How to Write a New Book for the Bible

by Bill Cain

Playwright and Jesuit priest Bill Cain moves home to care for his strong-spirited mother. Through his eyes we witness his long-dead father, a brother coming to terms with his service in Vietnam, baseball games, and birthday pumpkins. In this bracingly personal and frankly funny play, Cain shows us why the details in our lives matter.

Cast
Bill – Richard Nguyen Sloniker*
Mary – Pam Nolte
Paul – Nik Doner*
Pete – Scott Nolte

Understudies
Bill – Joe Moore
Mary – Mary Murfin Bayley
Paul, Pete – Jeff Allen Pierce

Production Team
Director – Bretteney Beverly
Assistant Director – Benjamin Elias Nickols
Scenic/Sound Design – Mark Lund
Costume Design – Kilah Williams
Lighting Design – Chih-Hung Shao
Stage Manager – Nik Nolen*
Dramaturgy – Sonja Lowe

*AEA – Actors’ Equity Association

Production Crew
• Crew:
Prop Artisan – Kendall Yoder
Assistant Stage Manager – Sam Williamson
• Casting
Casting Director – Bretteney Beverly
• Costume Staff
Dresser – Sam Williamson
Stitcher – Scían Hayes
• Scenic and Lighting Staff
Master Electrician – Aiyana Stephens
Scenic Carpenter – Tim Samland †
Light Board Operator – Anna Van Vleet
Sound Board Operators – Andi Villegas, Marty Sisk
Electricians – Morgan Poirer, Matthew Ray, Marty Sisk, Jacob Viramontes
Scenic Strike/Load-In – Emenke†, Tim Koch†, Timothy Wratten†

†All stage work performed by employees represented by I.A.T.S.E., Local No. 15.

    • Single tickets are now on sale! Group sales go on sale January 2. For group ticket sales please contact Kit Kidder-Mostrom at groups@taproottheatre.org.
    • Pay-What-You-Can performance: March 27
    • Run Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes (including intermission)
    • Run Dates: March 20 – April 20, 2024
    • Start Time: All evening performances begin at 7:30pm.
    • Age Rec: 14+
    • Price: $25-62, dependent on day and time; fees may apply
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Special Event:

Tell YOUR Story

Saturday, March 30

5:30-7pm

Have you always wanted to tell a captivating story like the ones you hear on The Moth or your favorite podcast? Learn a simple story structure and generate your own compelling story to share with the group. Led by professional teaching artist and actor Nikki Visel. Just $15 for the event. Sign up by March 28.

Then stick around and enjoy the evening’s performance of How to Write a New Book for the Bible (tickets sold separately).

Now Playing! | Mar 20 – Apr 20, 2024
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