In the Name of God

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

As part of the tenth year rememberance of 9/11, Judson Memorial Church and Thom Fogarty present a staged reading of In the Name of God, by Peter-Adrian Cohen, based on the PBS/Frontline documentary Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero, by Emmy winner and Academy Award nominee Helen Whitney. The reading will be directed by Thom Fogarty. In the piece, a man talks about one of the most intimate, deepest things in his life - his faith. Actually, he talks not just about his faith; he talks about a crisis - a major crisis - in his faith. He talks about what he had seen on 9/11. And what it is doing to him. And he asks: Where was God that day? The play keeps introducing more characters - six in all; men and women. And in one way or another they all ask that same question. And the more the characters struggle, the more the audience comes to see that the only answer possible is to keep asking that question. At the very least, it will open each of us to himself; at the very least, it will open us up to one another. And so playwright Peter-Adrian Cohen wrote this play. Using extensive testimony from Helen Whitney's film; and material from his own research: Six characters, who, in spite of their agonizing doubt - or perhaps because of it - have the courage to look God in the eye. There will be a TALK BACK session at the conclusion of reading.