I absolutely cannot wait to see What Kind of God? by veteran public radio host Steve Julian & am excited to let you know they’re offering discount tickets for the final two weeks of its run at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood.
The first play in a trilogy Julian is writing as part of a new social awareness campaign called “Silence No One,” What Kind of God? explores issues including sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, teen sexual identity, and the cost to individuals and society of keeping silent.
“It’s a controversial topic, and people sometimes shy away from that,” says Julian. “It’s important to me, to the cast, and to the entire production team that our missive be heard – especially by young people – so we are discounting our ticket prices to $13 for the remainder of the run. This is a subject that needs be discussed as we all examine in whom we place our trust.”
The discount is available with the promo code “410.”
Reviewplays.com describes the play as “an explosive revelation of the darkest betrayals imaginable, rivaled only by the resulting implosion of the lives depicted…Pick of the Week,” and Campus Circle calls it “artfully crafted… thought-provoking… beautifully balances drama with the kind of institutional questions that should make you question.”
StageHappenings says, “A riveting evening …directed with finesse… Julian has a facility with dialogue.” Concludes AroundTownPasadena, “Thought-provoking and intelligent… incites discussion, which is the opposite of silence, and therefore a step in the direction intended by the playwright.
The cast of What Kind of God? includes Brett Donaldson, Emily M. Faris, Steve Julian, Robert Keasler and Katherine McGehee. Scenic design is by John Iocavelli, lighting designis by Michael Gend and sound design is by Cricket S. Myers. Aaron Lyons directs.
It continues on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8 p.m. and Sundays@ 3 p.m. through Oct. 20. Tickets are $23. Use promo code “410” to purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $13. The Lillian Theatre is located at 1076 Lillian Way, Hollywood, CA 90038 (1½ blocks west of Vine). For reservations and information, call 323-960-7787 or go to www.whatkindofgodtheplay.com.
(*Disclosure: I am very excited to see this show next week.)