by Neil Simon
December 2-17, 1988
Directed by Michelle DeLong
In GOD'S FAVORITE, Simon transplants the trials of Job to contemporary suburban Long Island, where Job becomes wealthy and respected businessman Joe Benjamin, and God's messenger sent to test his faith is a funny guy from Queens.
Interestingly, the show was
written during a rough time in Simon's personal life - the death of his wife of
20 years - which likely influenced the subject matter and tone of the play.