Monday, June 13, 2016
An Act of God
Sean Hayes (God) brings this show back to Broadway after Jim Parsons' first stint in David Javerbaum's new comedy. Mr. Hayes is a natural ham who knows his lines and knows how to improvise, entertain, and satiate your comedy soul. Latecomers beware!
There are two other people in this ostensibly one-man show. They are sidekick angels . David Jofsenberg is a crowd-roving angel taking questions from the audience - although all he really does is take your name and then asks his question (i.e. his lines). James Gleason is Gabriel reading from the good book and running down the 10 commandments with God.
Gays, slavery, Noah and the arc, Adam and Steve, violence, prayer... as you can see the list of topics is predictable yet uproarious and enjoyable nonetheless. Much like Book of Mormon to the Mormons, I doubt a stoic church-going Catholic nun would enjoy this show - but then again - I doubt she's the target audience in the first place and frankly should't go within a block of the theatre.
For a lite, funny, entertaining evening with Mr. Hayes - run over to the Booth Theatre for a good laugh. Just don't be late.