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  An Act Of God at Signature Theatre

An Act Of God

Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington

God is back. And he's got a lot to say. Inhabiting the body of beloved DC actor Tom Story (Round House Theatre's Angels in America, MetroStage's Fully Committed), and flanked by his ever-faithful archangels, the Supreme Being gifts his mortals with an entirely new set of Ten Commandments in a sinfully funny whirlwind of comedy heaven.

Thru - Nov 26, 2017

Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Box Office: 703-820-9771

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Washington Post - Somewhat Recommended

"...But the show never hits a graceful rhythm; it literally breaks a wing flapping at punchlines. Evan Casey and Jamie Smithson are the elaborately costumed angels posing questions and thumbing through the Bible. The skeptical Casey’s the one who gets his plumage cracked by an angry God."
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Nelson Pressley

MetroWeekly - Highly Recommended

"...Arriving with meta-charm, God appears as actor Tom Story, possessed for the purpose of a visit to an earthly outpost. Story is a superb match for this talkaholic, delivering the edicts, one-liners, and deadpan zingers with just the right kind of savored speech and savvy timing. It’s easy to underestimate the craft and precision needed to create the illusion of a spontaneous, almost free-association riff. Add that the actor here must carry the outlandish fiction over the hurdles of Signature’s intimate surrounds and a lower budget, and the challenge is monumental. But Story gives it his all and truly nails it. As for the angels, Evan Casey’s Michael suggests a sympathetic, mildly rebellious creature, while Jamie Smithson’s Gabriel exudes some complementary smarm."

Kate Wingfield

BroadwayWorld - Recommended

"...An Act of God is an irreverent comedy that manages to retain mass appeal. For the ultra-religious, An Act of God will most likely be a no-go. On the other hand, atheists might find An Act of God something of a missed opportunity. At first glance, it seems like the perfect vehicle for a scathing rebuke of organized religion and, even, the current Administration but Javerbaum stops just short of dishing out any overtly substantive or relevant critiques. And that's ok! Sometimes it just feels good to laugh."
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Jenny Minich

Talkin Broadway - Recommended

"...Director Eleanor Holdridge uses a light touch as she lays out Javerbaum's 75-minute sketch (the playwright has 13 Emmy Awards as a writer on "The Daily Show") on Daniel Conway's just-this-side-of-kitschy set with its marble columns, walls made of blue sky and clouds, porthole windows trimmed with scrollwork, and rococo white loveseat."
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Susan Berlin

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Written by 13-time Emmy Award winner David Javerbaum (The Daily Show), An Act of God easily lives up to its hype as a truly witty, urbane comedy that delivers new meanings to the intervention of the Divine in daily life, and creates an altogether new Ten Commandments to appreciate. Make that The Ten Commandments 2.0 (thank you Steve Jobs, as per God Almighty)."
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David Siegel

MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"...“Act of God” at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, is a much-needed escape from today’s headlines and increasing tensions. God is evidently a born raconteur and he has plenty to say about his creations and how they have muffed up his designs. Inhabiting the mind and body of a local actor (Tom Story–amazing coincidence), God decides to update the 10 Commandments with his trusty henchmen, Gabriel (Jamie Smithson) and Michael (Evan Casey) who prove that archangels can rock a house."
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Mary Ann Johnson

Theatre Bloom - Highly Recommended

"...Revelations speaks of an apocalypse, or something like that, and you might just find yourself staring down the four horsemen thereof if you don’t procure a ticket for this truly ridiculous and highly hilarious experience that Signature Theatre is calling An Act of God."
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Amanda Gunther

DCTheatreScene - Somewhat Recommended

"...An Act of God by Emmy Award winning comic writer and producer David Javerbaum, is full of chuckles, certainly, and has some genuine laughs mixed in, but even God couldn’t save some of the groaners Mr Javerbaum has slipped in there."
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