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Father and Son
by
Daniel Guyton

The Story: God becomes an atheist. Hijinks ensue.


Cast Size: 2M, various voices
Running Time: 10 minutes
Royalty Rate: $15 per performance


                          Published in the collection HILARIOUS NIGHTMARES

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"FATHER AND SON provides another morbidly funny take on generational differences, as told between God and Jesus as they hear countless prayers and see God take a defeated approach towards what he has created. Guyton again tacks a tragic and sobering button to the play’s end, a clever moment slightly obscured by his clever banter throughout." (Michael Weems, Next Stage Press, 2015)

"First, I shouldn't speak for God, but I think GOD WOULD LOVE THIS PLAY. He-She would give it four stars. Second... if it can't be staged on the altar stage, it could be staged in your church's other room or some other stage space - a Monty Pythonesque Christian comedy that forces its parishioners-audience members to examine their own and humanity's behavior, selfishness, and relationship with God, and also the purpose of prayer. This concept could've been easily a Saturday night sketch, but in the masterwork hands of Guyton it's quite the opposite." (Asher Wyndham Bowles, New Play Exchange, 2018)

"I just finished reading your plays and would like to add FATHER AND SON to my syllabus.. Your dark comedy would add a nice twist." (Jody Schardt, College of Lake County, 2012)

"Your play was another a huge hit for my ENG 122 students! Thank you again for letting me use it. We read it yesterday, resulting in an inspired and delightful discussion." (Jody Schardt, College of Lake County, 2013)
Produced by Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga in Chattanooga, TN, 2012
Produced by Mostly Harmless Productions in Albany, NY, 2013
Published by Next Stage Press as part of Hilarious Nightmares in 2013
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