In ten words or less, what is The God Game about?
The merits and flaws of using religion in political campaigns.
Tell us about your character.
Matt is the chief adviser to the republican presidential nominee. He is visiting Tom in an attempt to convince him to run as Vice President on their ticket, with the caveat that he must present himself as a Christian. He also happens to be the lover of Tom's recently deceased younger brother. It's a tangled web.
What other productions in the Triangle have you been in that our audiences may have seen?
Although I have appeared with various local improv teams, The God Game marks my first theatrical appearance in over 15 years.
What has been your favorite part of working on this production?
The depths! June and my two cast mates recognize the many, many shades and layers beneath the outer exposition of the play. There is no lack of profundity in this production.
What makes The God Game relevant today and why should audiences come and see this play?
Although it is obvious that after this recent election, a play about morality/integrity/honesty within the republican ranks is incredibly timely. But truly, I think the text transcends such simple summations. I think that the play would be timely at any juncture, as it wrestles with notions of the tango between religion and politics that has driven American politics since, well, since America became a political body! My favorite thing about the play is that it presents many, many questions, but doesn't presume to preach particular answers.