The Sam Bass Community Theatre presents “God’s Favorites“. Shows begin on April 10, 2015 and show through May 2, 2015 on Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $15/18 and are available here.
God’s Favorite, a play by Neil Simon. God’s Favorite is a play loosely based on the Biblical Book of Job. It was produced on Broadway in 1974.
The setting of the play is a Long Island mansion. The household consists of a pious, God-fearing tycoon named Joe Benjamin and his family: a long-suffering wife, Rose, a prodigal son, David, a pair of kooky twins, Ben and Sarah, and the maid and butler, Mady and Morris. One night a messenger from God, Sidney Lipton (with a big G on his sweatshirt) arrives, and, as in the biblical story, goes through all manner of temptations to get Joe Benjamin to renounce God. When he refuses, he is visited by all the afflictions imaginable. He stands firm and the messenger has to admit defeat.