The God of Isaac

by  James Sherman

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 3f

"Hilarious, shrewd and touching." - Chicago Sun Times

"A belated bar mitzvah with some funny shtick and a wide open heart." - Chicago Tribune

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The God of Isaac

by  James Sherman

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

When Isaac Adams, a second generation American Jew, learns of plans for a neo-Nazi group to stage a demonstration in Skokie, Illinois, he wonders, what, if anything, his involvement should be.  Determined to find the truth, Isaac ultimately comes to terms with his heritage, his mother, and himself.
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Reviews

"Hilarious, shrewd and touching." - Chicago Sun Times

"A belated bar mitzvah with some funny shtick and a wide open heart." - Chicago Tribune

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1980s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Various location in Chicago and Skokie, Illinois.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

3m, 3f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Expandable casting
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

Actors play various roles

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Authors

James Sherman

James Sherman is the author of the plays Magic Time, The God of Isaac, Mr. 80%, The Escape Artist, Beau Jest, This Old Man Came Rolling Home, Jest A Second!, Romance in D, From Door to Door, The Old Man’s Friend, Affluenza!, Half and Half, Relatively Close, and Jacob and Jack.James was a theatre student at Illinois Sta ...

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The God of Isaac premiered at the Victory Gardens Theater on May 28, 1985 under the direction of Dennis Zacek.

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