By Neil Simon
Neil Simon's actually made a funny play from the Book of Job transferring the scene to a Long Island mansion where resides a tycoon, his wife, a prodigal son, and a pair of kookie twins. Then one night a messenger from God enters with a big G on his sweatshirt. Our modern Job won't renounce God, so a fire is sent to wipe him out factory and home. Everything becomes a test of his faith, including his family. He tries listing his prodigal son's qualities and can't think of any. His wife asks him how he can love a God who makes him suffer and he says his prodigal son makes him suffer and he loves him. He believes he's been chosen to show how much a man can love God. He gets an itch, then, neuralgia, tennis elbow and hemorrhoids. Having lost everything, God in the form of the messenger answers him. The messenger admits losing and asks for a letter of recommendation.
|Joe Benjamin||David Andreas|
|Ben Benjamin||Matt Reed|
|Sarah Benjamin||Joanna Rogers|
|Rose Benjamin||Janet Calvin|
|David Benjamin||Bill Flippo, Sr.|
|Sidney Lipton||Ned I. Graham|