The God of This World

Author: Don Thompson

The God of This World

Description: A New York City lawyer tries to convince his unemployed blogger daughter that her affair with an extra-terrestrial is a fantasy. Mayhem results. 
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2015
Date Added: 9/21/2016
Content Advisory: strong language, adult situations
2 Acts, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 6 Males, 2 Gender Neutral

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Keywords: Comedy · Divorce · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Fantasy · Large Cast Size · Mostly Male Characters · Philosophy · Religion and Spirituality · Satire/Parody · Sex · Social Issues · Surrealism/Absurdism

This play is in the following collections: Plays and Playwrights 2017

Original Production Information

The God of this World was first produced: 2015, Maryland  Ensemble Theatre’s METLab Festival of New Plays (full production) with the following cast and crew:

Sam Bottoms: Tim Seltzer 
Dr. Sanders: Vanessa Strickland 
Sarah: Caitlyn Joy 
Buddy: Shea-Mikal Green 
Lamar: Jack Evans 
Lilith: Jeanine Evans 
Simon: Jack Evans 
Volsoth: Madison Sowell 
MUFON 1: Giovanni Kavota 
MUFON 2: Vanessa Strickland 
Minister: Giovanni Kavota
Lilith (the dog): Vanessa Strickland (puppeteer)

Director: Gene’ Fouche’ 
Stage Manager: John Grimsley 
Assistant Stage Manager: Lauren Johnson 
Set Design: Joann Lee 
Sound Design/Composition: Callan Holderbaum 
Lighting Design: Doug Grove 
Props: Lorrie Lee 
Costume Design: Julie Herber 
Puppet Master: Vanessa Strickland 
Visuals: Tad Janes