• A New Comedy-Drama

     

    by

     

    Peter Filichia

  • The Brief

     

    What happens when God chooses to drop into 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?

     

    GOD SHOWS UP is a new comedy-drama by Peter Filichia, theater critic, commentator, and man about town in the New York theater.

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    "Hysterically amusing.....a witty look at life and religion" - Time Square Chronicles

     

    "A new slant to the eternal debate over the role and influence of religiosity in our lives" -

    Talkin' Broadway

     

    "One hilarious yet timely play! The audience leaves the show with not only a good laugh, but compassion for others and a better sense of what we hope God really is and wants us to be" - BroadwayWorld

     

    "Crackling writing...snappy performances...neat puns, polished one-lines, and wacky plot twists all breezily elicits a lot of laughter!" - Theaterscene.net

     

    "God Shows Up is highly comedic yet imparts its sobering message with brio." - Theatrescene.net

     

    "With God Shows Up, playwright Peter Filichia has perfectly captured the bizarre and profane world of TV evangelists, using an effective blend of gallows humor and well-placed righteous indignity." -

    White Rhino Report

     

     

     

  • Creators

    PETER FILICHIA

    (Playwright)

    (Playwright) has written reviews and features for a newspaper (The Star-Ledger), magazine (TheaterWeek), and the Internet (Playbill, Theatermania, Broadway Select, Music Theatre International, Masterworks Broadway). He’s written six books about Broadway and the play Adam’s Gifts which was a finalist for the Terrence McNally Award.

    CHRISTOPHER SCOTT (Director)

    (Director) Artistic Associate, Amas Musical Theatre. Artistic Director, Masterworks Theater Company. Off-Broadway: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, EDWIN: The Story of Edwin Booth, A CLASS ACT, NANCY FRIDAY'S MY SECRET GARDEN, GOLF: THE MUSICAL, FOR LOVERS ONLY, TAILS, THE BIG BANG, and GREED: A MUSICAL FOR OUR TIMES. Faculty Baruch/CUNY, NYU/Tisch.

    ERIC KREBS (Producer)

    In a theatrical career of more than 40 years, ERIC KREBS has worked as a producer, a theater founder in 1974 of the George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, New Jersey and a builder and operator for 23 years of the John Houseman Theater on Theater Row. He is in his 49th year as a professor, 37 years at Rutgers, where he is professor emeritus and currently at Baruch College of the City University of New York.

  • Cast

    LeeAnne Hutchison (Roberta/Female God)

    Off-Broadway: Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur; Ellen McLaughlin’s Septimus and Clarissa; Alternating Currents; Sam's Romance; Alas The Nymphs (BAM). Regionally: A Streetcar Named Desire (with Joe Manganiello); August: Osage County; Sex With Strangers; Clybourne Park; Frankie and Johnny; The Underpants. Film: One Fall; Brewsie and Willie. Television: "Jessica Jones" (Netflix); "The Other F Word"(Amazon, thegirlfriend.com).

    Lou Liberatore

    (God)

     

    Actor, Director, Teacher, Tony Award nominee, Broadway, Off & Off-Off Broadway, Regional, London, Disney World, Television, Film, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Actors Center, Circle Repertory Company. Fordham University (Lincoln Center), William Esper.

    Christopher Sutton

    (Dr. Thomas Isaac Rehan)

    New York: Mark Antony in The Harlem Shakespeare Festival’s Antony and Cleopatra, Henry VI, Ancient History, I Love You/You're Perfect, Bloodties, ValueVille, Hell is for Real, Golf, The It Girl, Flight of the Lawnchair Man (Outstanding Actor Award). Christopher received an Outstanding Actor Award for Monty Python's Spamalot under the direction of Mike Nichols and is a recipient of the Barrymore Award and the Sudler Prize in the Arts. www.ChristopherSutton.net