God isn’t happy and She (that’s right….She) is coming to Arizona to set the record straight in no uncertain terms about Her thinking and Her works in Emmy-winner David Javerbaum’s irreverent new comedy, “An Act of God.”
Directed by four-time Oscar nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner Marsha Mason, the Arizona Theatre Company production plays Oct. 22-Nov. 12 at the Temple of Music and Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson and Nov. 17-Dec. 4 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix.
Originally played on Broadway by Jim Parsons and Sean Hayes, God is a woman for the first time when Broadway and TV star Paige Davis arrives in Arizona with her devoted angels to answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued humankind since the Creation.
Ms. Davis, who starred on Broadway as Roxie Hart in “Chicago,” Charity in “Sweet Charity” and hosted the home-renovation TV show “Trading Spaces” takes on the heavenly role of God, the first time a woman has been cast in the role.
Director Mason was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for “Only When I Laugh,” “Chapter Two,” “The Goodbye Girl” and “Cinderella Liberty.”
Playwright David Javerbaum, the 13-time Emmy-winning head writer of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” also is the mastermind behind the popular Twitter account God (@TheTweetofGod) and the book, “The Last Testament: A Memoir by God.”
God will be joined by two loyal angels, James Gleason (“Modern Family,” “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd”) and Max Lawrence.
Ticket prices are $25-$100 and are available in-person in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art box office or by calling (520) 622-2823. Tickets are available in-person in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center, or by calling (602) 256-6995 or online for performances in both cities at www.arizonatheatre.org.
The Scottsdale Independent is available for free every Wednesday.