God's Favorite - logoGod's Favorite
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.


GOD'S FAVORITE was the final show produced in the original Carpenter Paper Warehouse. After it closed, the theatre moved to the Department Store building at Main and Hudson. The Warehouse was later demolished to clear the way for the Oklahoma County Jail. 

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Joe Benjamin

  Robert Zienta
Sarah Benjamin   Claudia Campbell
Ben Benjamin   David Swanner
Rose Benjamin   Doobie Potter
David Benjamin   Robert Freedman
Maria   Kathleen Hope
Morris   Terry Dutton
Sidney Lipton   Sam Burris


Director   Michelle DeLong
Tech Director   Jef Fontana
Stage Manager   Helen Dutton
Scenic Design   Jef Fontana
David Shuler
Costume Design   David Shuler
Doobie Potter
Costumes   David Shuler
Lighting   Robert Freedman
Running Crew   Shelly Logsdon
Keith Beesom
Stan Kemp


Chuck Davis - The Oklahoma Publishing Company - Don Rice - The Metro Downtowner - Kenneth Siens - The Oklahoma Gazette - Elaine Warner - Kim Ernest - John Bentley - Bentley's Furnishings - Steven Raider - Jim Osterlund - Terry Dutton - Larry Bastida - Claudia Campbell - KATT Radio - Tricia York - Ski Haus Sports - Kenny Walker - Walker Stamp & Seal - Cire Advertising - Mike Dutton - Gary Rayhill - Spud Dutton

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


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