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Archibald MacLeish

JB is a play written in free verse by American playwright and poet Archibald MacLeish and is a modern retelling of the story of the biblical figure Job – hence the title: J.B./Job. The Abbeville Opera House production starring Tony Award winning actor Jay Johnson in the title role of J.B. is a terrific way to bring the 109th Winter Theatre to a close. Jay is an actor and ventriloquist, best known for his role on the television show Soap. Jay also starred in the Stephen Cannell CBS television production of Broken Badges and has appeared as a celebrity guest on many game shows and hosted two series of his own. Jay's television roles also include appearances in Mrs. Columbo, The Love Boat, Gimme a Break!, Simon & Simon, The Facts of Life, Empty Nest and Dave's World. His Tony Award winning performance, Jay Johnson: The Two and Only, opened on Broadway to rave reviews at the Helen Hayes Theatre. Co- starring with Jay, will be Harry Anderson as Nickles. Harry is a very familiar face to Opera House audiences for his many performances on our stage in THE ODD COUPLE, THE SUNSHINE BOYS and WISEGUY. Harry will be remembered for his Emmy nominated performance as Judge Harry Stone in NIGHT COURT. This very talented actor, magician, writer and director is also known for Saturday Night Live, Dave's World , Harvey, Stephen King’s It, and many, many more television and film productions. Before television and movies, Harry performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. And after having the number one show on NBC for eight years (from 1984 to 1992) in the summer of 2005, he opened a nightclub in the French Quarter of New Orleans called "Oswald's Speakeasy," where he was often the featured performer. Also starring with Jay and Harry will be Opera House regulars Michael Genevie as Zuss and Lisa McConnell as J.B.'s wife, Sarah, along with a large and talented Opera House ensemble. Order your tickets now. JB is a sure-fire guaranteed SELL OUT!

Show Times

Date Show Times
4/6/2018 8:00 PM
4/7/2018 3:00 PM | 8:00 PM
4/8/2018 3:00 PM
4/13/2018 8:00 PM
4/14/2018 3:00 PM