The God Game

by  Suzanne Bradbeer

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 1f

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

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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. 

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Accolades

  • Winner! The Ashland New Plays Festival

Reviews

"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

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A home in the Fan District. Richmond, Virginia. A Saturday morning in August. The present.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 1f
TOM - 40’s.  The junior senator from Virginia.
LISA - 40’s.  His wife.
MATT - 40’s.  Their best friend
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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Authors

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 ...

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The God Game received its World Premiere production at the Gulfshore Playhouse in January of 2014, under the direction of Kristen Coury. 

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