AN ACT OF GOD Comes To Fountain Hills Theater
Fountain Hills Theater is proud to announce the opening of An Act of God, a new comedy by 13 times Emmy winning writer David Javerbaum.
After conquering Broadway, the King of the Universe is coming to Fountain Hills for the first time ever! in An Act of God, the sinfully funny and critically acclaimed new play where God and His devoted angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation in just 90 minutes! Hes finally arrived to set the record straight and Hes not holding back!
Delivering a new and improved set of Commandments, as transcribed by the man we might call the Mosesde nos jours, David Javerbaum, God is really killing it up there. How funny is the guy? Hes Jon Stewart funny, plus Stephen Colbert funny. (Mr. Javerbaum has written for both.)Verily I could quote every other line from Mr. Javerbaums annotation of the Scriptures and gather a chuckle, so deliriously funny is he as a sort of amateur theologian and stand-up comedy genius rolled into one. The New York Times. Javerbaums radical rewrite of the Ten Commandmentsthe evening is structured around Gods introduction of revised lawsis clever and even refreshingly positive, insisting on the separation of church and state and encouraging us to believe in ourselves, not some elderly white guy in the sky. Time Out (New York). The jokes keep landingnearly one per sentenceandthey are always smart. But Javerbaum [is] too theatrically savvy to leave it at that. Another note, slowly introduced among the zingers and rim shots, eventually becomes dominant, and this one, while still funny, is darker and potentially more theologically challenging than mere spoofs of Bible stories. New York Magazine.
An Act of God is irreverent and unflinching and, as such, is not recommended for children, any phobics , the religiously sensitive or the theologically weak of heart.
An Act of God is produced and directed by Peter J. Hill. It stars renowned valley actor Bob Sorenson as God and David Chorley and Michael Wallot as the Archangels, Michael and Gabriel.
Bob Sorenson: For over forty years as a writer, director and actor, Bob has been involved in literally hundreds of plays, films and television shows. As an actor his credits include I Am My Own Wife, The Pajama Game, Fully Committed, The Mystery Of Irma Vep, God Of Carnage, Permanent Collection, Ghosts, Art, Swinging On A Star, Noises Off, Midsummer Nights Dream And Two Gentlemen Of Verona for The Arizona Theatre Company. Other theater credits include The San Jose Rep, Seattle Rep, Actors theatre Of Phx., Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Jewish Theatre, Actors Lab, The Southwest Shakespeare Co., The Oslo Theatre in Florida, The Barrington Stage, Two Rivers Theatre among others. Numerous film and television credits include Gotham, Veep, Desperado, and recurring roles on HBOs Boardwalk Empire and NBCs Law and Order.
Bobs directing credits include: The Dixie Swim Club and Rumors for Theatreworks in Phx. The Complete History of America Abridged, Rounding Third, It Had To Be You, and More Fun Than Bowling for Actors Theatre Of Phoenix, Steel Magnolias for Phoenix Theatre, and Beau Gest and Gest a Second, Social Security, Gift Horse, The Odd Couple (Female Version) and Im Not Rappaport for Arizona Jewish Theatre. Six Women With Brain Death and Personals for Theatre League. Bobs awards include: Eight AriZoni Best Actor awards, New Times Best of Phoenix award, Critics Circle award for best actor, and The National Society Of Arts And letters Outstanding Achievement award for acting and directing. Mr. Sorenson currently plays to an eight handicap. Honest.
An Act of God will play Jan 4-20, 2019. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM and Sundays at 2PM. Individual tickets are $30.00 for Adults and $12.00 for Youth 17 and under. Seniors receive a $5.00 discount on all Thursday and Saturday performances. Group rates and student rush discounts are available. Veteran and Active Duty discounts.All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage Too at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. (The Corner of Saguaro and Rand). Tickets are available through the Theater Box Office at (480) 837-9661 x3 or by visiting fhtaz.org. Box Office Hours are 12:00PM-5:00 PM Tuesday through Friday and 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturdays. For additional information not contained in this press release, please call Fountain Hills Theater Artistic Director, Peter J. Hill at (480) 837-9661 EXT. 7.
An Act of God is presented through Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.