Get Ready for an Audience with the Almighty That Will Have You Holy Rolling in the Aisles in AN ACT OF GOD

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Sara Mackie, Scott Stoney & Joshua Levine. Publicity photo courtesy of Heather N. Powell.

The Human Race continues its 32nd Season with the David Javerbaum’s An Act of God, November 1 – 18, 2018 at the Loft Theatre.

“My early religious education at St. Mary’s Elementary School,” stated Director Kevin Moore with a grin, “did not come close to preparing me to direct AN ACT OF GOD. The nuns rarely even mentioned the Old Testament, beyond Adam and Eve.  I think they would be stunned by the stories that our ‘God’ shares in our production.”

(Dayton, OH) —God is here–in human form–and She wants to set the record straight with a new set of Commandments. Joined by Her faithful angels, Michael and Gabriel, She’s ready to clear up a few misconceptions, share a few secrets and answer the big questions that have baffled mankind since Creation itself. The comedy’s divine in the hottest show since the burning bush.

Don’t miss the show The New York Times calls “A gut-busting-riff on the never-ending folly of mankind’s attempts to fathom God’s wishes…”

An Act of God will be Kevin Moore’s (Director) 31st show he has directed at HRTC. Moore’s last show at the Loft was the comedic hit based on the 80’s sitcom, Family Ties.

CAST AND DESIGN TEAM

The cast of three is made up of Human Race veterans.

Sara Mackie, who last appeared on the Loft stage in Family Ties, will be playing God Herself. Joshua Levine, last seen on the Loft stage in Hail Mary! plays Archangel Michael. Scott Stoney, no stranger to the Loft stage (HRTC’sThe House, Other Desert Cities, Angels in America, and many more), will play Archangel Gabriel.

David Javerbaum (Playwright) is an American comedy writer and currently an Executive Producer for Fusion Network to oversee development of a news satire block of programming. As the former Executive Producer of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” his work for that program, including four years as Head Writer, has earned him 11 Emmys, two additional Emmy nominations, two Peabody Awards, and Television Critics Awards for both Best Comedy and Best News Show.

Eric Moore (scenic designer) designs his 5th production at The Human Race Theatre. Ayn Kaethchen (costume designer), Resident Artists John Rensel (lighting designer) and Jay Brunner (sound designer) round out the design team. Jacquelyn Duncan is the production stage manager.

Biographies on the cast and creative team can be found on The Human Race Theatre Company’s website under An Act of God.

The preview performance of An Act of God is Thursday, November 1. Opening night is Friday, November 2.

The Human Race Theatre Company’s production of An Act of God is sponsored by Dr. Robert L. Brandt, Jr.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIAL EVENT INFORMATION
Tickets for An Act of God start at $14. Prices vary depending on the day of the week and seating location. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. The Sunday, November 4 7:00 p.m. performance is “Sawbuck Sunday,” when any available seat can be purchased in person for just $10 at the Loft Theatre box office two hours prior to the show. Prior to the Tuesday, November 13 7:00 p.m. performance is “Holy Bubbles!”, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. Additional information and details for “Holy Bubbles!” can be found on our website and Facebook Events page. Discounts are subject to availability and some restrictions apply.

All performances are at the Metropolitan Art Center’s Loft Theatre, located at 126 North Main Street in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Show times for An Act of God are 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Performances on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings begin at 7:00 p.m., and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday matinees.

Tickets and performance information for An Act of God are available at http://www.humanracetheatre.org or by calling Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630, and at the Schuster Center box office. 

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2018-2019 marks the 32nd season for The Human Race Theatre Company, “Dayton’s Official Professional Theatre Company.” Founded in 1986, The Human Race moved into the Metropolitan Arts Center in 1991, taking up residence in its current home, the 212-seat Loft Theatre. In addition to the Eichelberger Loft Season, The Human Race produces new works development and special event programming. Under the direction of Executive Director Kappy Kilburn and Kevin Moore, Artistic Director, the company also maintains outreach programs, as well as artist residencies in area schools and a summer youth program. Human Race organizational support is provided by the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District, Culture Works, the Shubert Foundation, the Erma R. Catterton Trust Fund, the Jesse & Caryl Philips Foundation, the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council, which helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The 2018-2019 Sustainability Sponsors are the ELM Foundation, Anne F. Johnson, Steve and Lou Mason, and Morris Home. The 2018-2019 Loft season sponsor is the Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation of the Dayton Foundation.

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