Bema Productions presents the Canadian comedy premier of “O My God” at Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue.
“O My God” by the Israeli playwright, Anat Gov. “O My God” is directed by Zelda Dean, and performed by Christine Upright (the therapist), Rosemary Jeffery (God) and Jesse Wilson. Jesse will play the autistic son of the therapist, and is himself on the autism spectrum.
THE STORY: God walks into a therapist’s office suffering from depression. The therapist asks, “How long have you felt this way?” God says, “Two thousand, two thousand, five hundred years. Give or take.” “You’ve been depressed for two thousand years and only now you’ve come to therapy? What were you waiting for?” asks the therapist. And God says, “I thought time would heal.” After two thousand years, a swift session of cathartic therapy can help unpack our festering problems.
THE PLAYWRIGHT Anat Gov, who died of cancer at 58, was born in 1953, and was a graduate of the famous Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. She was briefly a student in Tel Aviv University’s theatre department. She dropped out to become a successful playwright and television writer, wife of a well-known Israeli entertainer, mother of three and grandmother of two.