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Act of God

Act of God
Your Price: $16.99 CDN
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Author: James O'Reilly
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 80
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 0887546056
ISBN-13: 9780887546051
Cast Size: 1 man

About the Play:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

Finalist for the 2000 Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Act of God is a full-length drama by James O'Reilly. In this one-man showcase Jim reminisces about events in his life, including the time he was struck by lightning.

Act of God is a one-man show about surviving a lightning storm. When someone is struck and killed by lightning it is called an "Act of God". On the event of his 40th birthday, Jim is in the dentists chair for the first time in 20 years. As he counts backwards from 100 and the anesthetic kicks in, his mind wanders back through a childhood spent on the road and an incomprehensible Act of God that changed everything.

Act of God premiered in 2009 at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto.

Cast: 1 man

What people say:

"James O'Reilly's cleverly crafted one-man show Act of God treads familiar autobiographical ground – until he gets struck by lightning." — The Globe and Mail

About the Playwright:

James O'Reilly is a Toronto-based Canadian actor and playwright whose friend was struck and killed next to him on a northern Ontario farm.