GOD SHOWS UP Moves Off-Broadway This April
Producer Eric Krebs announced today that God Shows Up, the new comedy-drama by noted theatre journalist and playwright Peter Filichia will enjoy an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement beginning next month. After a successful run at the 62-seat Playroom Theater, performances will begin Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Actor's Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenue). Opening Night is set for Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:00pm.
God Shows Up asks: What happens when God chooses to drop in to his creation of Earth after an absence of a couple of thousand years? Why does he choose the broadcast studio of a well-known televangelist who serves all faiths from his megachurch in Saint Louis? What is God's true take on God? What is God's true take on religion?
"For a number of years, I have wondered, if there is a god, how would that god would respond to the world that those in his image have built," said producer Eric Krebs explaining the motivation of the play. "I challenged Peter Filichia to write such a play, and here we are... God Shows Up. Peter's script is far more controversial, funny and philosophical than I ever might have imagined. I can't wait for the shouting matches to begin after performances."
The creative team for God Shows Up includes Josh Iacovelli (set design), Michael Piatkowski(costume design), Joan Racho-Jansen (lighting design) and Andy Evan Cohen (projection and sound design). Christine Viega is Production Stage Manager.
God Shows Up will play the following performance schedule: Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @ 3pm, Monday @ 7 pm. Tickets are $59 (Premium seats are $99) and may be purchased through Telecharge.com/212-239-6200.