The Newtowne Players will present Neil Simon’s comedy “God’s Favorite,” starting Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 22 at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653.
Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org. Reservations may be made by calling 301-737-5447 and leaving a message with your name and phone number, number of tickets desired and date of performance. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students/military, and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only all tickets are $10.
“God’s Favorite” is based on the Biblical story of Job, and centers on Joe Benjamin, a carboard box magnate who has everything: a flourishing business, loving wife, three children, and loyal servants. He attributes all his good fortune to God’s will, and lives his life as a generous and devout servant of God. Then one midnight, who appears into all this but a near-sighted movie buff named Sidney Lipton, a messenger from God who informs Joe that God has named Joe to be His favorite person, which has prompted Satan to bet that he can make Joe’s life so miserable that Joe will renounce God.
Take a moment to leave your own troubles at the door this April and enjoy this humorous romp through the misfortunes of Joe and his family, expertly handled by The Newtowne Players.