Theatre B ushers in the holiday season with a wry, witty and widely-praised satire An Act of God, by David Javerbaum. Starring Theatre B ensemble member Pam Strait, and featuring local actor and comedienne Aimee Klein and introducing Ayden Smith, this delightfully and deceptively funny show will make you laugh and make you think.
No stranger to comedy, Scott Ecker returns to Theatre B to direct for a second time (The Last Schwartz, 2019).
In preparing to work on the show, Scott Ecker observed, “there was a time when the mainstream was fascinated by new ways to express or experience faith. But that has become a walled-off cottage industry, something you either completely accept or you don’t. Dealing with faith has become niche and politicized.” What makes An Act of God so unique is how the script balances the sacred and the silly instead of the degrading jokes we’ve come to expect about religion in the media.
In An Act of God, the deepest questions troubling humankind since creation will be answered at last, when we get a visit from the universe’s greatest comedian: God. After millennia of human meddling, mythology, and misinterpretation, she wants to clarify a few things. This rewrite of the Ten Commandments is no mere spoof of Bible stories, but an opportunity to ask some challenging theological questions. In typical Theatre B fashion, An Act of God invites the audience to ponder important life lessons, even while laughing together.