An Act of God (Jim Parsons)
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An Act of God (Jim Parsons)

An Act of God (Jim Parsons) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(90 Ratings)
Members say
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful

About the Show

In 'An Act Of God,' the Almighty (Jim Parsons) and His devoted angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (90)

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75 Reviews | 10 Followers
Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy great writing, satire, and witty dialogue.

Don't see it if you can't handle jokes about religion.

115 Reviews | 47 Followers
Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Original, Great acting

See it if If you don't mind Humor lhat is a irreverent and if you like this performer and want to laugh yourself silly this is a great show for you.

Don't see it if If you're easily offended if you don't like this performer or if you find very left wing humor difficult to deal with.

240 Reviews | 68 Followers
Funny, Edgy, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if You like Jim Parsons; you have an irreverent attitude towards religion; you want to laugh.

Don't see it if Your Christian sensibilities are easily offended. I saw this with a group of 13 very diverse friends, and everyone liked it.

85 Reviews | 104 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want a quick and funny monologue discussing faith and God in a funny and refreshing way. This show is so delightful and funny!

Don't see it if you cannot handle jokes about religion and faith in a satirical way. This is a modern take on old texts that is relevant yet specific.

89 Reviews | 10 Followers
Hilarious, Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You love hilarious, irreverent jokes that poke fun at religion

Don't see it if You're deeply religious

128 Reviews | 62 Followers
Hilarious, Great acting, Must see, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if If you want a hysterical show and you like Jim Parsons.

Don't see it if If you can't handle religion jokes. Or you don't like Jim.

119 Reviews | 43 Followers
Clever, Funny

See it if If you live Jim Parsons see it. He does not disappoint.

Don't see it if If you don't like jokes about religion

52 Reviews | 22 Followers
Ambitious, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You love "SHELDON" and want to see him perform out of his box. He was masterful.

Don't see it if One man shows are not on your list of favorite experiences.

Critic Reviews (31)

The New York Times
May 28th, 2015

"God is really killing it up there. How funny is the guy? He’s Jon Stewart funny, plus Stephen Colbert funny. (Mr. Javerbaum has written for both.) More obviously, it might be said that Mr. Parsons as Mr. Javerbaum’s tell-it-like-it-is God is, yes, divinely funny."
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Time Out New York
May 28th, 2015

"Joe Mantello’s handsome production gets much comic oomph out of Javerbaum’s excellently turned one-liners...The best thing about 'Act' is the way that Javerbaum takes the anthropomorphism of standard belief to its grotesque, logical conclusion: God realizing that He’s a narcissistic sociopath who needs help. By the end, you’re almost ready to forgive Him His sins."
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New York Theatre Guide
May 29th, 2015

"It’s a One-Act of God to be precise, 90 minutes of presentational comedy that, if not quite divine, is at least good for a chuckle or two on our way to the ultimate curtain call...The writing begins to gel in the final half hour as a subtle seriousness sneaks in and mixes with a wry silliness. Amid the laughs, there are the moments of introspection and contemplation of religious self-worth that would have been welcomed from the start...Parsons’ quirky charm is generally enough to carry the day."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
May 28th, 2015

"The jokes keep landing and if they occasionally achieve a rat-a-tat quality that tends to raise smiles while suppressing laughter, they are always, at least, smart...In blending light summer comedy with apocalyptic theology, 'An Act of God ' has committed at least a minor sin, like eating milk with meat. But aren’t cheeseburgers delicious?"
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The Wall Street Journal
June 2nd, 2015

"As predictable as a Quarter Pounder, though not nearly so filling. As God, Mr. Parsons is monochromatically campy, but in an unthreatening way—the kind of camp you’d expect from a sitcom star, in other words. If that floats your ark and you’ve got $145 to blow on an orchestra seat, go thou and do likewise. Me, I’d rather go straight to hell than sit through 'An Act of God' again."
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May 28th, 2015

"Much of the humor seems familiar. A lot more seems phoned in...Parsons delivers all this polished patter expertly, with a dry sense of the absurd, which makes most of the show mildly entertaining...But spend the money you saved on tickets to 'Fun Home' or 'Hand To God.'"
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New York Daily News
May 28th, 2015

"The play by David Javerbaum has laugh-management issues. Some of it is divinely, if blasphemously, inspired. Some is sorta tired. Unevenness isn’t next to godliness. But Parsons is an ace comic act. He does deadpan and flashes the stink eye like nobody’s business, so the show is fun and entertaining."
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May 28th, 2015

"Director Joe Mantello has shrewdly intensified the potency of the satire from its affable beginnings, but there’s no probing or sustained debate involved in these brief exchanges. The challenging questions raised by Archangel Michael do save the show from being little more than a clever nightclub act — but just barely."
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