Amy and David Sedaris’ “The Book of Liz” shoots for the same off-beat humor found in David’s satire and Amy’s work in “Strangers with Candy.” But in Chemically Imbalanced Comedy’s remount, “Liz” shoots but does not score. Sister Liz Donderstock (Sarah Rose Graber) makes the cheeseballs for the Squeamish religious community but leaves after arguments with its leader, Rev. Tollhouse (Adam El-Sharkawi) and a divisive new member, Brother Brightbee (Brian Kash). Offered a promotion at her waitress job, she must endure a surgical procedure that will cure her sweating issues. Wacky premise, sure, but it doesn’t deliver. The cast does what it can. The sweetly daffy Graber plays Liz with an appealing naivete. Kash’s collection of inventive tics and poses are initially amusing but grow tiresome. In contrast, the subtle work of Chris Froseth is refreshing; his three distinct characters are fun and relatively mug-free. (Lisa Buscani)
At the Conservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln. This production is now closed.