The Mother of God Visits Hell

Author: Daniel Guyton

The Mother of God Visits Hell

Description: The Virgin Mary travels to hell to comfort the souls in torment - much to God's dismay; when she pleads with God to forgive all the souls, regardless of their sins, it leads to a war between heaven and hell, with all of our souls in the balance.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 5/26/2015
Content Advisory: Extremely mild innuendo. Some violence. PG-13.
1 Act, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males, 20 Gender Neutral

NOTE: The Mother of God Visits Hell is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to Rochelle at rd@indietheaternow.com.

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Keywords: Action/Adventure · Adaptations · Allegory · Anti-War · Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Comedy · Dark Comedy · Death and the Afterlife · Drama · Fantasy · Feminism · Fight Sequences · Folklore and Legends · Ghosts · God · Grief and Mourning · Hell · Large Cast Size · Literature and Writing · Magic Realism · Meta · Musical · Mythology · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Non-Violence · Nuns and Priests · Philosophy · Religion and Spirituality · Satire/Parody · Shakespeare · Social Issues · Surrealism/Absurdism · Verse · Women · Zombies

Original Production Information

THE MOTHER OF GOD VISITS HELL premiered at the Royal Theatre on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA in February, 2009, produced by the Alive Theatre Company (Jeremy Aluma, Artistic Director; Sunita Townsend, Production Manager) as part of their 'Cherry Poppin' Play Festival' with the following cast and crew::

GOD: Eric Ruiter
MARY: Casey Gates
MICHAEL: Kelby LeNorman
SATAN: Paul Knox
URIEL: Rebecca Patrick
GABRIEL: Steve Meeks
AZRAEL/COBBLER: Jason Harris
MOLOCH: Scott Lennard
ABADDON: Gilbert Martinez
MARGARET/ANGEL: Jackie Riddle
SMITHEE/ANGEL: Calli Dunaway
SOUL 1: Justin Jung
SOUL 2: Steffan Muntsinger
SOUL 3: Carina Clemente
ANGEL: Allison Taylor

Director: Sylvia Blush
Set design: Aja Bell
Costume and prop design: Patricia Ramirez
Stage manager: Joseph Howells

THE MOTHER OF GOD VISITS HELL simultaneously premiered at the Athens Community Theatre in Athens, GA in February, 2009, produced by the Town and Gown Players (Marie Bruce, President) with the following cast and crew:

GOD: Sean Polite
MARY: Amy Laine Dowdy
MICHAEL: Patric Ryan
SATAN: Sherelle Patisaul
URIEL: Katherine Walters
GABRIEL: Carson Cerney
AZRAEL: Robert M. Hall
ABADDON/COBBLER: Mitch Maxey
COBBLER'S WIFE– Carrie Jedlicka
MOLOCH/SMITHEE: Jeff Chen
CHERUBS: Grace Kee, Camryn Tanner, Elizabeth Raatz, Victoria Raatz
SOULS IN TORMENT: Matt Noller, Joanna Eldredge, Lèland Downs, Kylie Lucchesi

Direct: Patric Ryan
Set design: Tom Tanner and Ben Teague
Lighting design: Winston Murray
Music composer: Mirla Criste
Costume design: Gabriele Topp
Stage managers: Melanie Marty and Emily Dawson