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God Game, The - Full Length Play, Drama

God Game, The

Suzanne Bradbeer

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Full Length Play, Drama

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573704116

The God Game is a play about faith and politics, marriage and friendship, choices and consequences. 

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Full Length Play


90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - A home in the Fan District. Richmond, Virginia. A Saturday morning in August. The present.


No intermission

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


Mild Adult Themes




College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Winner! The Ashland New Plays Festival

Tom is a Virginia Senator and rising star in the Republican Party. When a long-time family friend resurfaces and offers the opportunity of a lifetime, Tom faces a crisis of conviction while his marriage hangs precariously in the balance. The God Game is a play about faith and politics, marriage and friendship, choices and consequences. 

"A deeply satisfying, superbly acted exploration of personal values, honesty, integrity and accommodation within relationships, ‘The God Game’ is the sort of new work that theater fans long to see… The play, by Suzanne Bradbeer, feels very much of the moment, contemporary and relevant in the best ways, and yet it also addresses eternal questions.” – Times-Union

“[The God Game] tells a thoughtful story in a totally engaging manner. It has enough drama to keep you interested during its two hour running time but it doesn’t depend on the scandal of the moment to drive the story….A strong story, excellent individual acting and sensitive direction by Kristen Coury make this a special production.” – The Troy Record

The God Game is Thrilling and Compelling at The Rep! On one level, this is a political drama with a dark sense of humor…On a deeper, more captivating level this show is an intimate piece that unravels as the truth of three friends comes to light… You’ll be on the edge of your seat guessing until the very last moment of the show.” – Albany CVB

“…this is truly a stunning work, and about such timely topics.” – The Daily Gazette

“[The God Game] cannot fail to resonate with a modern audience.” – Curtain Up
The God Game received its World Premiere production at the Gulfshore Playhouse in January of 2014, under the direction of Kristen Coury. 


2m, 1f


Ensemble cast

TOM - 40’s.  The junior senator from Virginia.
LISA - 40’s.  His wife.
MATT - 40’s.  Their best friend
Suzanne Bradbeer

Suzanne Bradbeer

Suzanne Bradbeer's plays include Full Bloom (Barrington Stage); The Sleeping Girl (Alabama Shakespeare Festival's Southern Writers' Project); You Miss Them When They're Not Around (Dreamcatcher Rep); Bethlehem, PA (City Theatre of Miami); Okoboji (Stageworks/Hudson); Lone Star Grace (Theater Workshop of Nantucket); God in the Goat (Barrington Stage); The Match (FAB at The Barrow Group); Rita Faye ... view full profile

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