An Act of God

Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Directed by Richard Carroll & Mitchell Butel
Choreographed by Amy Campbell

Written by David Javerbaum

Starring Mitchell Butel

February 2018

A wickedly clever comedy from the creator of, well, everything.

An Act of God is a wickedly intelligent, hilariously satiric conversation with God, who has chosen to inhabit the body of much loved Sydney theatre performer Mitchell Butel. Having grown weary of the Ten Commandments, God has come to correct mankind’s dire misconceptions about His teachings and deliver a radical re-write.

Accompanied by a couple of A-List Angels, God arrives like a celestial talk show host to set the record straight and encourage us to do unto others as we would like to be done unto.

Described as “sinfully funny” by Vanity Fair, what began as a series of tweets evolved into An Act of God, a hit Broadway show now making its Australian debut.

David Javerbaum is a 13 time Emmy Award winning comedy writer for The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

An Australian Premiere

In Association with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Supported by Ian Barnett

“Dazzling… Full of energy and brilliant comic timing.”

– Arts Hub

“Heaven sent… Between Butel and the award-winning Richard Carroll, the work is in perfect hands to ensure the comedy and gravity is felt.”

– Broadway World

“Flamboyantly funny… Co-directed by Richard Carroll and Mitchell Butel – its greatest strengths certainly lie in this duo, with a cleanly directed staging showcasing the prodigious charm and talents of Butel.”

– Australian Stage