God's Favorite

By Neil Simon

Directed by Barry Nyquist

Neil Simon has actually made a funny play from the Biblical Book of Job - transferring the scene to a Long Island mansion in the 1970s where a pious, God-fearing tycoon lives with his family: a long-suffering wife, a prodigal son and a pair of kooky twins. One night a messenger from God (with a big G on his sweatshirt) arrives, and, as in the original story, the man who has it all goes through all manner of temptations to renounce God. When he refuses, he is visited by all the afflictions imaginable. He stands firm and the messenger has to admit defeat. It is written with Simon's typical flair for comedy, but amid the seeming tragic circumstances laughter rules.

Produced by Beloit Civic Theatre at Elizabeth Reinholz Theater, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St.,Beloit

Performances: January 25 - February 3, 2007

Performance Times: Doors open at 7:00 p.m. performance at 7:30

Ticket Prices: $8.00 ... seniors $6.00

Call 608-362-1595 for reservations or more information.

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