God is beset by anxiety and incredulity; he needs therapy. Life of a single parent psychotherapist isn’t all that heavenly, either. Ella is a modern, academically trained individual and an atheist. God, meanwhile, is having a hard time keeping faith in humans. Their therapeutic relationship is complicated and, ultimately, it becomes unclear who is being treated by whom. The story ping-pongs from the present day to Biblical era, and back again. Existential questions have remained unchanged for 6000 years. Who is more mixed up: God or Man? Is it even permissible to laugh at it all?
Martti Suosalo‘s God is tired and depressed thin-skinned, middle-aged white man. Sanna-Kaisa Palo‘s psychotherapist Ella is no stranger to disappointment and despair, but one thing is certain: she believes in no god, except perhaps she does, secretly, even from herself.Show more
Israeli playwright Anat Gov gets to grips with the unconscious in Western mind. The play is an unabashed and impolite comedy about prejudices and hostile misunderstandings between two individuals. In the end, is everything all about God, or about Man?
Oh my God! is directed by Taru Mäkelä and the play received its Finnish premiere at Espoo City Theatre’s Revontuli hall on February 8, 2020.
Director Taru Mäkelä
Finnish translation Raija Talvio
Set design and light design Max Wikström
Sound design Tommi Koskinen
Cast Martti Suosalo, Sanna-Kaisa Palo, Ari Kauppila
In co-production with Tampereen Työväen Teatteri