17 - 31 AUGUST 1991
back row - Sergio Tell, Anne Weisberg, Michelle Nachsatz, Susie Ashkenazi, Anton Grodek,
front row - Barry Lehrer, Marsha Rosenbaum, Niki Borkowski, Eva Friedman, Gabby Walters, Jacquie Schiff
back row - Mark Zandle, Derek Freedman, Ernie Schwartz, Danny Gruber, Margaret Younger,
Michael Wise, David Weinstein
front row - David Rothberg, Vanessa Steinberg, Emma Fredman, Lana Schwarcz, Marguerite Owen
Hepatitis and Diabetes live in downtown Athens in Ancient Greece. Hepatitis has written a play for the Athenian Drama Festival and Diabetes is playing the lead.
However, our ancient heroes live in a strange enclave. They are themselves characters in a play about a play in the Athenian Drama Festival.
Sounds confusing? Well, it is. Woody Allen's GOD is a play gone haywire, bubbling over with a large dollop of mayhem. Not only do our heroes find themselves in a play within a play, they also inhabit a world where everything comes unstuck. Characters refuse to say their lines. They don't want to be limited by the almighty script. Hell no. They want to be free to choose their destiny. And so they dog producing a hilarious brand of chaos rarely soon on the stage.
The characters have cut themselves loose from their universe. Have they lost everything? Meaning? God? The secret to a good roast beef sandwich.
But this can't happen! Lines are scripted. There are rules. Characters try to stop the madness by calling the playwright, Mr Allen, for help. After all, he's the writer.
They have to listen to him. Don't they?
It seems however, that Mr Allen can only do so much. When all is said and done , the characters are on their own. Sounds absurd? Well it is.
In one deft stroke the master of tragic comedy explores the laws governing the stage
and the laws governing our world.