Oh God

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Comic Drama
Religion and Faith

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In this witty, poignant and touching play, a psychotherapist named Ella, single mother of an autistic child, gets a visit from a new, desperate patient, God.

The characters

Female: 1 Male: 2 Total: 3


Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Translated to German by: Gundula Schiffer

Translated to Polish by: Agnieszka Olek

Translated to French by: Katty Rojtman

Translated to English by: Anthony Berris and Margalit Rodgers




2008 Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv director: עדנה מזי"א

Productions Abroad

2009    Buenos Aires, Argentina. Director: Alicia Vera
2011     Rome, Italy. Attori e Tecnici Company, Theatre Vittoria. Youtube
2012     Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Uruguay. Director: Leah Jelín,
Produced by Eloisa Cantón, Miguel Rottemberg and Bruno Pedemonti
2012     Publication: Pegasus Verlag, Germany
2014                Lodz, Poland. Stefana Jaracza Theatre, Director: Jacek
Orlowski, Opening: March 29th
2014    Germany, Sommerhaus, Theater Sommerhaus. Opening: 14 May 2014
2014    Germany, Ansbach, Theater Kopfüber. Opening: 1 June 2014
(Other German productions are expected)
2015    Russia, St. Petersburg. Romantic Theater, Director: Yuriy  Tomoshevsky
2015               Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015               Panama, Director: Edwin Cedeño


Quotes from press reviews – Oh God in Argentina

Luis Mazas, Revista 23 – 

destined to become a great succes” – Alicia Petti, Radio America

and Leyrado sparks fly in a comedy that entertains and excites” – Jorge
Lafauci – Radio 10

 La Nación newspaper, Susana Freire´s opinion: very good “Thinking
about the possibility of God fall into depressive crisis and need therapy is an
unusual idea. But this happens in this work of the Israeli Anat Gov, died last
year, which happens to be quite bold in its proposal for the choice of
characters. Especially since the confrontation is between the highest divinity,
and a psychologist atheist, resulting in a witty text that ends up being fun,
while poignant, and respectful of the divine image .

is the challenge facing the psychologist, a divorcee who bears the problem of
an autistic child and which only ever expected to call mom.

are religious and metaphysical disquisitions that establish a duel between
Thelma Biral, touching the skin of the psychologist, at times tormented, in
other lucid, you should try the more complex patient of his profession, and
John Leyrado, which comprises a character ranging from warm to anger with
complete conviction. Masturini Esteban complete the cast in a good performance
as the autistic child.

Laura Caragliano, Continental; her opinion: “A

knows if there is a God? Who knows what is God´s face?

about if we play for two hours to believe that there is one and we see his
face? How does he look like? What voice does it have? The theater director, Lia
Jelín played and chose: It is John Leyrado, and she was absolutely right. The
actor gets into the skin of one of the most disputed in the history of mankind.
And it is not too big for him. People laugh out loud when you hear the word of
God. And I am not referring to any holy book, but a God humanised, with doubt,
fear, anger, and even cries near us.

Biral is not behind. It is the voice of a whole godless society, an atheist by
conviction and disagreement in the world we live. She plays Anna, a
psychologist who meets kid’s dream, criticize God in a head to head and
question about the reason of so many things. But besides being a professional
is a mother and has an autistic son Estevan Masturini, he plays his role with

flies in that short time we’re sitting in the chair watching the hilarious
dialogue we’ve ever imagined, but the work has just begun when the lights go
out and we have to go home. Because the questions and answers that this play
leaves us with, we have to go looking for outside the theatre. (Laura
Caragliano, Continental)

 Granados, Clarín newspaper 

in just 75 minutes you can say many things…

that pivotal moment, Gov (died a short time) is very serious internal aspects
of a disappointed God by aggressive human beings He created, to the extent that
you choose to delete the entire world with a new flood.

unusual narrative material causes, in its early stages, smiles through mocking
humor, but then acquires an almost philosophical (not intellectualize the
focus) which allows to display disturbing nuances. Is that after the relaxation
which generates its share of humor, the story leads to a tension that surrounds
the protagonists alike. Angry, Ana arrives to yell at God who is not afraid.
Despite the bold look of the text, a note appears never disrespectful not
question any religious belief. In this sense, the freedom that follows the
story includes the condition proclaimed atheist psychologist.

director, Leah Jelín prints a fast pace to God, build fun and dramatic
atmospheres with equal efficacy, and also exercises acting accurate marking.

by Jelín indications, and providing his usual performance quality, Thelma Biral
(s Ana) and John Leyrado (God) will sparks fly, without a high truce granted.
Wealth gesture of both the unwrapped body handling and accurate voice tones
constitute highly valuable contributions. Masturini Esteban plays a commendable
work in the difficult interpretation of Paul, the young autistic, acting out
their hectic wordless inner world.

emotional outcome between mother and disabled son with a colorful rain bathes
the garden of the house-office, on January 1 hot, seals a different story.

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