Bristol Riverside Theatre will kick off its 33rd season Sept. 17, by putting God centerstage in the “sinfully funny” show “An Act of God” by 13-time Emmy winner David Javerbaum.
Seated at the staircase to Heaven, audiences will find national TV, film and comedy star Kim Wayans. The “In Living Color” alum, and a member of the famous Wayans family, will rule the universe in the new comedy penned by Javerbaum, a former “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” writer.
The play, which was a smash hit on Broadway, was based on Javerbaum’s Twitter persona @TheTweetofGod, which now boasts 6 million followers.
In 2011, Javerbaum published the book, “The Last Testament: A Memoir By God,” which was billed as God’s celebrity autobiography, written by God as transcribed by Javerbaum. In 2015, the book inspired “An Act of God.”
The show is a mental romp around the Old and New Testaments, with a dissatisfied God who, having grown weary of the original Ten Commandments, has arrived in the theater to offer new version: a fresh set of commandments for a modern world.
Directed by BRT Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson, “An Act of God” will run for 28 performances, through Oct. 13, at Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol. Tickets start at $43 at brtstage.org, the theater’s box office, or 215-785-0100.