Sutter Street Theatre presents "God's Favorite" starring Marty Parker, Nate Whitaker, Kate Muris, Arlon Carlson, standing left to right, and Heather Warren, Lisa Schwenk, Anthony Raddigan, seated left to right. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Entertainment

Faith tested in ‘God’s Favorite’

By From page B3 | November 06, 2013

Successful Long Island businessman Joe Benjamin is a modern-day “Job” with a demanding wife, ungrateful children and wise-cracking household employees. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, he is visited by Sidney Lipton, a.k.a. A Messenger from God (and compulsive film buff), with a mission: test Joe’s faith and report back to “the Boss.”

The jokes and tests of faith fly fast and furious as Neil Simon spins a contemporary morality tale like no other in the hilarious comedy “God’s Favorite,” coming to Sutter Street Theatre.

The Folsom production is directed by Stephen & Janelle Kauffman.

“God’s Favorite” opens at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, and continues on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. through Dec 1 at Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St. in Folsom. Tickets are $23 general, $21 seniors, $18 students with an ID Card, $15 children 12 and younger. There is a discount of $2 per ticket for groups of 10 or more; call the box office for group orders. For tickets and more information call (916) 353-1001 or visit SutterStreetTheatre.com.

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