'An Act of God' Next at The Vex
In 2013, American comedy writer David Javerbaum visited the JCC as part of the Author & Speaker Series to share and discuss his book The Last Testament: A Memoir by God, which also spurred his creation of the Twitter account, @TheTweetOfGod. Javerbaum’s humor is back, this time with a satirical play inspired by his book. An Act of God is a sinfully funny and critically acclaimed play where God and His devoted angels, Michael and Gabriel, answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation. He’s finally arrived to set the record straight…and He’s not holding back!
The play was originally produced in a limited run on Broadway in 2015 with Jim Parsons wearing the white robes. It returned in 2016 with Sean Hayes in the title role. The Sheldon Vexler Theatre production features John Stillwaggon as God (previously seen at The Vex as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher), Tyler Keyes as Michael (previously seen at The Vex in Run for Your Wife), and Michael Howard as Gabriel. The play is directed by Dylan Brainard; Melissa Cunningham stage manages.
The New York Times called the play “a gut-busting funny riff on the never-ending folly of mankind’s attempts to fathom God’s wishes through the words of the Bible and use them to their own ends.”
An Act of God is a satirical view of how some beliefs and doctrines impact modern society and contemporary events, and is not intended to be taken literally. The play contains controversial topics with adult themes and language, and may not be suitable for all audiences.
Performances of An Act of God are Thursdays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm, October 19 through November 12. Tickets may be purchased online, or by calling The Vex Box Office at 210-302-6835.
Also Coming Up at the JCC
The JCC Author & Speaker Series presents Actor/Writer Stephen Tobolowsky!
Legendary character actor, Stephen Tobolowsky, will present his novel, My Adventures with God, a funny, introspective collection about love, catastrophe, and triumph, all told through the lens of his evolving relationship with the mystery that is "God". The event will also feature a Q&A with the author, books for sale, and a book signing. Tickets are $10 (admission), or $30 (Admission and Book). Purchase online or by calling 210-302-6820.