The God Game

by  Suzanne Bradbeer

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

The God Game is a play about faith and politics, marriage and friendship, choices and consequences. 

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    2m, 1f
  • Duration


    90 minutes
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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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Tom is a Virginia Senator and rising star in the Republican Party. When a long-time family friend resurfaces and offers the opportunity of a lifetime, Tom faces a crisis of conviction while his marriage hangs precariously in the balance. The God Game is a play about faith and politics, marriage and friendship, choices and consequences. 

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  • Winner! The Ashland New Plays Festival and NEXT ACT! New Play Summit.



"...[In] Suzanne Bradbeer’s invigorating The God Game...the audience can never be sure what’s going to happen next, even in the very last seconds...wonderfully on-target contemporary use of language." 
The New York Times, Read More

"A deeply satisfying, superbly acted exploration of personal values, honesty, integrity and accommodation within relationships, The God Game is the sort of new work that theater fans long to see… The play, by Suzanne Bradbeer, feels very much of the moment, contemporary and relevant in the best ways, and yet it also addresses eternal questions.” – Times-Union, Read More 

“…this is truly a stunning work, and about such timely topics.” – The Daily Gazette, Read More

“[The God Game] cannot fail to resonate with a modern audience.” – Curtain Up, Read More 


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A home in the Fan District. Richmond, Virginia. A Saturday morning in August. The present.

  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


2m, 1f
TOM - 40’s.  The junior senator from Virginia.
LISA - 40’s.  His wife.
MATT - 40’s.  Their best friend.

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)




Suzanne Bradbeer

Suzanne Bradbeer's plays include Full Bloom (Barrington Stage); The Sleeping Girl (Alabama Shakespeare Festival's Southern Writers' Project); You Miss Them When They're Not Around (Dreamcatcher Rep); Bethlehem, PA (City Theatre of Miami); Okoboji (Stageworks/Hudson); Lone Star Grace (Theater Workshop of Nantucket); God ...

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The God Game received its world premiere in a co-production between the Gulfshore Playhouse and Capital Repertory Theatre in January of 2014, under the direction of Kristen Coury. 

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