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PA Players opens 90th season with livestreamed production of ‘God’

Emily Scott
Scott Lasky Photography/Special to the Town Crier
Emily Scott plays the title role in Palo Alto Players’ “An Act of God.”

Palo Alto Players last week opened its 90th season with a livestreamed production of “An Act of God,” set to run through Sept. 20.

Thirteen-time Emmy Award winner David Javerbaum wrote the Broadway play, which is based on his Twitter feed. After many millennia and in just 90 minutes, God – assisted by her devoted angels – answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation, such as: Why did she decide to create the universe? Which sports team does God choose when they all pray to her for a win? And what does she think of Kanye West?

Bay Area comedian Debi Durst directs “God.” Her resume includes shows such as “The Sunshine Boys,” “Father of the Bride” and “It Can’t Happen Here.” The cast of “God” includes Emily Scott (as God), Steve Schwartz (Gabriel) and Brandon Silberstein (Michael).

The cast will perform all 11 shows live from their living room production studios, broad-cast directly to patrons’ homes.

Streamed performances of “God” are scheduled 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

The pay-as-you-choose tickets range from $15-$40.

For tickets and more information, call 329-0891 or visit

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