top of page
Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

The God Game

By Suzanne Bradbeer

March 3, 4, 9**, 10, 11, 12*, 16**, 17, 18, 19*, 2017

For those running for a political seat in Washington, there isn’t much the public doesn’t know about you. National candidates are constantly in the public eye, especially in a presidential election year, and the public seems to know everything about them from their daily routines to their DNA. And for those vying for the oval office — they’d better be ready to bare their soul — especially when it comes to religion. 


The characters in The God Game are Tom, a popular and well liked U.S. senator from Virginia, his wife, Lisa and their old college friend Matt, who is working for the Republican presidential candidate. On a summer weekend when Tom and Lisa are privately celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary in their Richmond, Virginia home, they are interrupted by a surprise visit from Matt, who comes hat in hand, to ask Tom to be his party’s vice-presidential nominee. The one stipulation by the party for Tom, who is not particularly religious, is that he must sound more Christian while he campaigns. 


Suzanne Bradbeer’s crisp, witty, dialogue induces laughter, sadness and heartfelt emotion while grappling with how candidates are expected to publicly reveal their private beliefs.  The God Game is a play about faith and politics, marriage and friendship, choices and consequences.  Winner! The Ashland New Plays Festival and NEXT ACT! New Play Summit. 


The talented cast includes Jordan Born, Cathy O'Brien and Blake Michael Osner under the direction of Michael Lipp.

All performances 8:00pm, except:  *Matinee performance 2:00pm | **Evening performances 7:30pm

Meet the cast:

Blake Michael Owner

as Tom

Jordan Born

as Matt

Cathy O'Brien

as Lisa

Watch the video:

View the gallery:


Don't miss all the action! Become a Theatre Jacksonville Subscriber and get special discounts on shows, advanced and preferred seating options, and so much more!


You have played an important role in our audience. We now invite you to join the Theatre Jacksonville donor family that brings theatre to life on the First Coast.  Your commitment to our success -- as both a theatre-goer and financial supporter -- is essential.


Be part of the action! There are many ways you can become an integral part of our Theatre family. Learn how you can help bring our performances to life.  There are many opportunities for those who want to help us create magic.

Please reload

bottom of page