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An Act of God

God is coming to the Darlinghurst Theatre Company in the Australian premiere of David Javerbaum’s hilarious An Act of God. Originating from a twitter account (@TheTweetofGod) and book, The Last Testament: A Memoir from God, the play is a satiric conversation with God, who ‘inhabits’ the body of an actor to speak to the audience.

“God, in this version, is here to deliver ten new commandments. He tells humanity that they’ve misinterpreted the Bible and that they’ve got it all wrong,” says Mitchell Butel, who has been tasked with playing God.

“The show is like a TedX talk gone rogue – it’s part standup, part cabaret, part Oprah Winfrey-style talk show. It’s really fun and interactive for the audience.”

Examining what faith means against the backdrop of current global events, the play unpacks God’s ‘true’ feelings regarding topics such as the separation of gay marriage, and church and state.

“It’ll be unlike anything audiences have ever seen before. There’ll be no chance of anyone getting bored,” says Mitchell. “It’s a very funny, resonant and ridiculously high-camp evening that will also give you pause for thought in the Uber on the way home!”

Feb 2-25. Darlinghurst Theatre Company, 39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst. $38-$54+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.darlinghursttheatre.com

By Emily Shen

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