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Acts of God - Full Length Play, Comedy

Acts of God

Peter Fox

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Full Length Play, Comedy

9m, 3f

ISBN: 9780874402070

"Acts of God takes an amusing swipe at some weighty issues and the result is “hilarious, very, very funny…the writing sparkles…dead on!”" - Los Angeles Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - The office of a neighborhood priest. A fancy Beverly Hills restaurant. A sitcom living room.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Audience Participation/Interactive, Special Effects

Cutting Approved for Competition, Competition or audition material

Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups

After having to sit through a thought provoking and humorous one act play about God, clueless Hollywood producer Sid Markowitz meets the writer for lunch in Beverly Hills. What follows is an hilarious verbal jousting match about art vrs. commerce, integrity vrs. selling out, oh, and God too. In the end we see the side-splitting yet respectful result as one of these qualities wins out.

Act One of Acts of God can also be performed as a stand-alone one act, with 3 Males and 1 Female.

"Acts of God takes an amusing swipe at some weighty issues and the result is “hilarious, very, very funny…the writing sparkles…dead on!”" - Los Angeles Times

"It's most enjoyable." - Frank Rich, The New York Times

"A provocative satire...hilarious, dead on! - Los Angeles Weekly

“Fiercely funny…hip and clever.” – Burbank Times

“A humorous plunge into spirituality and morality…witty and thought provoking.” - Los Angeles Sentinel

Acts of God was first performed at the Actor's Workout Studio, North Hollywood, California. It was produced by Jenine Smith and Dick Smyser.
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CASTING

9m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

FR. MIKE – 40-65, well meaning but tradition bound.
RUTH – 23-30, smart, ambitious, self involved.
JOE – 23-30, less smart, ambitious, self involved.
GOD – lead, 35-55, ethnic, street smart, funny, wise.
SID – lead, 45-65, clueless, successful Hollywood producer; a used car salesman at heart without meanness or awareness.
PETER – 20-35, aspiring writer, a bit insecure but willing to learn.
WAITRESS/GOD – 35-65, world weary but funny; bewildered by these creatures she’s created.
CAREY – same actor as God in act one; this time he/she acts as warmup for act 3 sitcom.
BIFF – 20-30, former hand model and aspiring actor with no training, great teeth and hands.
CHERRY - 20-30, aspiring actress from Marin, California; sweet but clueless.
MOISHE - 40-60, friend of Sid’s, a mohel, an extrovert, glad to be anywhere.
W.J. - 20-30, black, Juilliard trained, slight superiority complex, insecure.
DAN - 30-50, scientist at Raytheon, funny, relaxed.
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author

Peter Fox

Peter Fox's professional life involved 35 years in Hollywood as an actor in television and movies. His most recognized roles were as Rev. Hank Buchanan on The Waltons and Tom Jezik on Knots Landing. Mr. Fox also co-starred in movies with John Huston, Jack Lemmon, and Jimmy Stewart. His life in theatre revolved around L.A.'s Ovation Award winning Alliance Repertory Company where Mr. Fox served as ... view full profile

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