An Act of God
Photo by Michael Henninger.

O’Reilly Theater
June 1—July 2
7 p.m. & 8 p.m.

What would it be like to play God? Explore one idea as Pittsburgh Public Theater closes its 42nd season with David Javerbaum’s hit comedy An Act of God.

Javerbaum nabbed 11 Emmy Awards as a writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, so we expect this will be wildly funny. What began as a Twitter account (aka @TheTweetofGod) attracting two million followers and turned into a book is now a play making its Pittsburgh premiere.

In Javerbaum’s hilarious reboot of the Ten Commandments, audiences will encounter a “petulant God with wrath-management issues” who is unhappy with humans for misinterpreting “his words and actions.”

The satirical comedy follows God as he enforces new laws, shares stories about Adam and Eve, and unveils his vision for “Universe 2.0” during the musical grand finale.

Starring as God is Marcus Stevens, a Point Park graduate who is based in NYC and known for his role in the popular revue Forbidden Broadway.

Playing God’s “celestial celebrities” and heavenly sidekicks are Tim McGeever as angel Michael—watch out for his audience participation scenes—and John Shepard as tBible-toting angel Gabriel.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...