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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. 



87
During previews
Profound, Cliched, Intelligent, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in the rise new American plays, love a good family drama, and want a good laugh.

Don't see it if you can't handle tonal shifts, interracial couples, sickness, or sentimentality.

Also God Said This is a bittersweet family dramedy, cleverly written by Lea... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Fluffy, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if - you saw Nanako Winkler's KENTUCKY - forgiveness as a theme speaks to you - you enjoy SOBBING

Don't see it if - you don't enjoy sobbing - you haven't seen KENTUCKY - touching family comedy/dramas aren't your thing

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Intense

See it if You like emotional plays. The play was well done and the struggles of each character were realistic.

Don't see it if You are looking for a happy go lucky musical.

83
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like energetic performances laced with humor and surprise. On the topic of dying this play yielded a lot of laughs and a couple of tears

Don't see it if you don't like stories of mixed-race families with dysfunction, some cursing, dealing with mortality and emotional issues.

80
During previews
Moving, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Watch this young playwright; she's good! From a bunch of quirky, not all lovable characters, comes a poignant play with ensemble acting.

Don't see it if You've seen one too many of those plays in which someone's imminent death brings the family and their issues to a climax.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Resonant, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want a family drama that is real and affecting with lovely performances. Sometimes funny and bitter sweet

Don't see it if You want a sit com

78
During previews
Funny, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Great acting. Well written play. Loved the comedy about millenials.

Don't see it if Won't work for you if you have issues about cancer, sickness, alcohol.

70
During previews
Economically staged, Relevant, Cliched

See it if you like family dramas.

Don't see it if expect anything unique about this particular piece.

Also While the play has some moving moments, I found this to be a rather ov... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Cliched, Simplistic, Sometimes-beautiful, Disappointing, Sometimes-funny

See it if you liked "Kentucky" (or so i've heard)/ you like family dramas that end on a bittersweet note

Don't see it if you seek a family of characters that relate to each other in developed/ non-cliched ways

Also I enjoyed the performances of the mother and father and I thought thei... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Insipid, Broad direction, Disappointing

See it if there's a worthwhile play here underneath the rural stereotypes, sitcom shtick and sappy melodrama this director has imposed on it.

Don't see it if you've already seen A Very Special Episode of The Dukes of Hazzard. A missed opportunity to know a loving if dysfunctional Kentucky family.

Also The veteran actors playing the parents brought genuine pain and love t... Read more Read less

99
During previews
Emotional, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy dramas about families coming together in difficult situations and finding ways to overcome deeply held beliefs about each other.

Don't see it if you have trouble with plays depicting illness or loss.

98
During previews
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This play stayed with me. I am still thinking about it and having strong emotional reactions to the script which was so well acted.

Don't see it if I guess you should not see the show if you don't like dramatic content though some of it is very funny.

Also This is a very worthwhile play, it has appeal for children of aging di... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Compassionate, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if you've been through losing or nearly losing a loved one, have a complicated relationship with your flawed parents

Don't see it if you don't do earnest. this play wears its heart on its sleeve in a beautiful way.

79
During previews
Cliched, Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if ...if you know someone with a family member experiencing a fatal condition. So many families have a similar story.

Don't see it if ...if someone you love has recently gone through chemo or is about to. It would be too raw. This was difficult to sit through.

Also Unfortunately, none of the characters are likeable. They are cliched a... Read more Read less


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