A new drama that follows five people confronting mortality in very different ways - and unexpectedly finding those struggles bringing them closer together.
The Off-Broadway production of God Said This closed February 15, 2019. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: "God Said This" is a provocative and surprisingly funny new drama about five Kentuckians facing mortality in very different ways. With her mom undergoing chemotherapy, Hiro, a NYC transplant, returns home to Kentucky after years away, struggling to let go of the demons she inherited. Sophie, her born-again Christian sister, confronts her faith while tackling inevitable adversity. James, their recovering alcoholic father, wants to repair his fractured relationship with his daughters. And John, an old classmate and thirty-something single dad, worries about leaving a lasting legacy for his only son. Wry and bittersweet, God Said This is a portrait of five Godless and God-loving people finding that their struggles bring them together in unexpected ways.
Author Leah Nanako Winkler's plays include "Kentucky" and "Two Mile Hollow." Winkler received the first annual Mark O’Donnell Prize from The Actors Fund and Playwrights Horizons, and a 2017 Audible commission for emerging playwrights. "God Said This" won the 2018 Yale Drama Series Prize and had its world premiere last year at the Humana Festival.
Satomi Blair, who starred in the Off-Broadway production of "Kentucky" — Winkler's companion play to "God Said This" — once again plays the central role of Hiro. Completing the cast are Ako, Tom Coiner, Emma Kikue, and Jay Patterson. Morgan Gould directs.What is Primary Stages?
Primary Stages is an excellent Off-Broadway producing company. Their 2007 production of Horton Foote's "Dividing the Estate" went on to have a very successful run on Broadway. In 2008, Primary Stages was honored with the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work. More here