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God Said This

From 15 critic and 139 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Resonant, Funny, Entertaining

About the show

Wry and bittersweet, Primary Stages's new drama is a portrait of five Godless and God-loving people finding that their struggles bring them together in unexpected ways.  More…

With her mom undergoing chemotherapy, Hiro, a NYC transplant, returns home to Kentucky after years away, struggling to let go of the demons she inherited. Sophie, her born-again Christian sister, confronts her faith while tackling inevitable adversity. James, their recovering alcoholic father, wants to repair his fractured relationship with his daughters. And John, an old classmate and thirty-something single dad, worries about leaving a lasting legacy for his only son. 



70
Nothing special, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you are into family dramas with interesting relationships but no big surprises

Don't see it if cancer and chemo are sensitive topics for you. Also alcoholism and fertility challenges

Also It's a very sweet and honest family drama, but I expected something mo... Read more Read less

69
A bit too long, Some good acting, some overdone, Thought-provoking, Well done, realistic set of a hospital room

See it if Some of the acting was very good. But there was also too much screaming at times to convey emotion. Not much humor.

Don't see it if you would not enjoy a play taking place in a hospital room concerning someone dying of cancer. So many problems (not just cancer). Too much.

Also Might be cathartic for some, too much for others...

66
Entertaining, Disappointing, Cliched, Clever

See it if Unique characters in an cliched plot. Humorous take on a family dealing with alcoholism and cancer.

Don't see it if The two characters who represent the future are one-dimensional. Becomes tiresome and predictable.

60
Tepid, Disappointing, Great acting, Cliched, Banal

See it if You have never experienced how a death in the family brings out the best, worst, and all in-between. Or just to see Jay Patterson's perform

Don't see it if You have,

55
Funny, Quirky, Disappointing, Clever

See it if you want to see a show that explores family dynamics and alcoholism and race with a cast of five

Don't see it if one of those 5 cast members being such an excruciatingly bad actor ruins much of the good work the other artists are doing. It's a shame.

100
Profound, Great acting, Funny, Enchanting, Clever

See it if It is funny, wise, realistic; acting is terrific

Don't see it if you don't have any money

90
Go before it ends, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if The acting and staging was excellent. A difficulty show about relationships ND CHANGES MADE. BY ALL.

Don't see it if Familial relationships and the difficulties involve will traumatize.

97
During previews
Riveting, Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if My cousin once asked me “don’t you get tired of seeing so much crap?” I told her that once in a while you see something that is great.

Don't see it if If you don’t want to laugh and cry at the same play

97
During previews
Must see, Resonant, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want a funny, touching, excellent play that flies by and leaves you wanting more

Don't see it if if you are triggered by cancer or strong language, but see this anyway!

95
During previews
Relevant, Profound, Must see, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if Ms. Nanako-Winkler's writing is funny, absorbing, and heartbreaking. With the SUPERIOR performances, I felt like I was seeing old friends.

Don't see it if Not for small children. Whatever. Get a babysitter and don't miss this!

93
During previews
Great acting, Riveting, Great writing, Funny, Absorbing

See it if If you enjoy plays that touch the human spirit in a deep way. Really keeps you involved.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays that deal with cancer.

93
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Heart-touching, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if Like play performed by 5 supertalanted actors, who make you to believe that they are real stuggling family hoping for the miracle

Don't see it if dislike any cancer related issues,do not want to cry and to feel empathy. Had cancer related death in family-will bring sad memories back.

Also Free Facial tissue are given after the end of the show, should be give... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if A wonderful follow up to Kentucky. I laughed and cried. Sometimes all at once.

Don't see it if If you don’t like family dramas.

Also I hope there is a third play. I can’t quit the Rose family,

91
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Heartening, Engaging, Meaningful

See it if This show hits all the marks successfully. A play to which anyone who has parents (esp old or sick) & siblings, can relate. Funny & poignant

Don't see it if It's a sassy, fun play which has moments of uncomfortable unavoidable truths which will occur when estranged family must reunite. Well done~

Also Sorry-really didnt have critisicm w/out nit-picking! I suppose if you ... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like a good family drama. What are the mediocre reviews about? This was good! Great acting all around; I got emotional. The daughters

Don't see it if Were EXCEPTIONAL. The set was amazing. It works for the religious and non religious. Tonya Pinkins was in my audience- I was extra thrilled

90
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if want a passionate family story told with emotion and humor.

Don't see it if that isn't perfect. There is still some fat that could be trimmed. But still very moving.

90
During previews
Cleverly staged, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you have ever cared about a family member and suffered loss. This show will make you think but inspire you to relive the happy times.

Don't see it if you can not deal with reality.

90
During previews
Emotional, Intense, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you appreciate a cathartic deep dive into navigating problematic familial and other relationships and quest for meaning in life and death.

Don't see it if you need surprise and brilliantly inventive resolution of life’s complexity and obstacles, comedy, or a musical. Scenario is trite & cliche.

Also Some scenes seem intended solely for a laugh or to provide an answer t... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if U want 2 c realistic situations + depictions of a family in the throes of fatal cancer.There r funny moments but this play is brutaly honest

Don't see it if If realistic and ugly cancer situations are going to bother you.

89
During previews
Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if An excellent off-off broadway drama that should be headed to broadway.

Don't see it if The topic of cancer is difficult for a viewer.

89
During previews
Entertaining, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a story about life, death, change, slight redemption, and never fully understanding why bad things happen to good people

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show about cancer, or want a highly comedic play without serious undertones, or want a musical

Also It was hard for me to score this play. Of course, the cancer was the m... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Funny, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a play about family and their struggles. You want to laugh and also have some scenes that will pull at your heart strings.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to someone that was struggling with a type of addiction. You don't like plays about a family and their struggles.

Also This lay was very absorbing. There were some scenes that were very fun... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Indulgent, Entertaining, Cliched, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you want an entertaining evening dealing with not so entertaining subjects. Thanks to terrific acting and direction the play is saved.

Don't see it if you don't like family dramas that have Hollywood endings.

84
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like family drama about serious issues. Great acting well developed characters Sad reality

Don't see it if Cancers and death triggers you. No happy ending here Small intimate theater

84
During previews
Affecting, Well played, Uneven, Redemptive

See it if you’d like to see a deeply felt portrait of an imperfect family & how the illness of 1 of its members utterly changes its internal dynamics

Don't see it if you cannot endure the graphic presentation of illness.

Also I’ve been the caretaker of a declining father. I found the handling of... Read more Read less


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