FIRST HE CONQUERED BROADWAY. NOW GOD HAS TAKEN HIS SHOW ON THE ROAD!
Praise the Lord---“An Act of God” is coming to Signature Theatre this fall. Straight from appearances on Broadway and Los Angeles, God is taking up residence in Washington DC and we imagine he’ll have quite a bit to say!
Inhabiting the body of beloved DC actor Tom Story (Round House Theatre’s Angels in America, MetroStage’s Fully Committed), and flanked by his ever faithful archangels, the Supreme Being gifts his mortals with an entirely new set of Ten Commandments in a sinfully funny whirlwind of comedy heaven. He’s Jon Stewart funny, plus Stephen Colbert funny and looks down upon us with an air of benevolent affection like a really caring therapist, but one who prefers to talk about himself. If only God were this adorable------just a nice fellow sitting on the porch----sharing homespun, holier-than-thou hilarious wisdom about everything to do with his ways and his world. From Adam and Eve to Noah, from Abraham to taking God’s name in vain, there is a veritable flood of funny lines in this genius interpretation of the Scriptures. Thou shalt not miss this “divine” take on humankind behavior.
This “gut-busting-funny riff on the never-ending folly of mankind” (The New York Times) was “written”by God, whose previous literary efforts include The Old Testament and The New Testament. An Act of God is His first work written directly for the stage, although His 1827 comic romp The Book of Mormon was recently adapted into a successful, albeit unauthorized, Broadway musical. “Adapted” by 13-time Emmy winner David Javerbaum (The Daily Show) and current producer on The Late Late Show with James Corden, this exceptionally witty comedy delivers a new meaning to the phrase divine intervention. You’ll be shouting “Hallelujah” at the end of this side-splitting matinee.
Sunday, November 5 @ $153.00 Our bus departs at 12:15 pm. Feel free to bring lunch---we’ll be serving dessert and cold drinks. Arrival home at approximately 5:30 pm with snacks and cold drinks en route.