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See 'God's Favorite' at Rounds Rock's Sam Bass Theatre

God's Favorite isn't Neil Simon's best known work, but it does hold a special place in the heart of director Eric Nelson. It was one of the first plays he read after entering the theater world, and he fell in love with its wit, quick pacing, and characters. It's a script he's wanted to work on in some capacity ever since, and he found the chance to direct the play at Round Rock's Sam Bass Theatre.

The play is a loose, comedic retelling of the Biblical Book of Job; modern day, godly businessman Joe Benjamin (Brett Weaver) is visited by a mysterious messenger. The message: Joe is at the center of a bet between God and Satan, during which his faith will be tested by increasing misfortune. And from that misfortune comes much of the play's humor. As Weaver says, "as things get worse, things get funnier."

God's Favorite is onstage at Sam Bass Community Theatre through May 2.

Mike is the production director at KUT, where he’s been working since his days as an English major at the University of Texas. He produces Arts Eclectic, Get Involved, and the Sonic ID project, and also produces videos and cartoons for When pressed to do so, he’ll write short paragraphs about himself in the third person, but usually prefers not to.
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