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The Good Book of Pedantry and Wonder

Aug 16, 2010
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Ryan Welsh and Melanie Lora; photo by Ed Krieger/Boston Court

Since July 22, Boston Court’s world premiere run of The Good Book of Pedantry and Wonder has been picking up some very good reviews. Set in the English 1880s, The Good Book follows James Murray as he goes about creating the Oxford English Dictionary. The monumentality of the task—and his monomania for it—have left Murray little time for his family: a daughter, Jane, who takes care of him and a son who returns unexpectedly after a ten year absence. Jane is also responsible for the maintenance of a garden shed full of thousands of slips of paper bearing definitions and citations. You have two weekends left to catch this barbed and witty journey into the peculiar misery of brilliant families.

The Good Book of Pedantry and Wonder
Thursdays – Saturdays 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m.; through August 29
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena
$32; $27 student/senior
Bostoncourt.com
; 626.683.6883




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