Downtown Manhattan’s oasis for creative artistry and curious audiences, The Flea Theater continuously brings inventive Broadway and off Broadway plays to the stage. Among their countless productions, the theater is presenting Job, August 31 through October 7. Come by the downtown theater for one of the fantastic performances and behold as God and Satan make the ultimate bet.
An intelligent and powerful judge of an Ancient Israelite tribe, Job holds a strong belief in his God. In his maniacal ways, Satan makes a bet with God claiming he can persuade Job to blaspheme God through a series of violence and loss. As Job's prayers for mercy go unanswered, the question remains if he will question his devotion to God in rewarding the righteous.
The dark and twisted comedy unfolds in this off Broadway play, as playwright Thomas Bradshaw introduces an honest and un-cynical interpretation of the book of Job. Known for crossing the lines in what is good and bad in his life and art, this play is a chance for Bradshaw to shock, amuse and enlighten audiences. With religious debates continue to unfold throughout the world, audiences will appreciate how similar this play is to reality.
No stranger to off Broadway plays, Bradshaw has produced a multitude of plays at regional theaters in New York City and Europe. His play The Bereaved was named one of the Best Plays of 2009 in Time Out New York, while a year before in 2008 his play Dawn was listed as one of the Best Performances of Stage and Screen at The Flea Theater. As one of Time Out New York’s top ten playwrights to follow, this latest production and Bradshaw are bound to make an impression.
Audiences should be aware that Job features strong language, violence, and nudity, and is therefore not recommended for children. Tickets for the play cost $20. For more information please call (212) 352-3101 or visit The Flea Theater website.