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November 29, 2005 > "Death" & "God": Just in Time for the Holidays

"Death" & "God": Just in Time for the Holidays

by Susana Nu–ez & Heidi Leung

Woody Allen is known for his dry wit and clever one-liners, not to mention the exhaustive list of things that make this meek New Yorker nervous. His award-winning films have often overshadowed his plays; recreating one of his pieces would be a challenge for any theatre group. However, the Performing Arts Department of American High School has taken the challenge. This season, they will be presenting their own rendition of Woody Allen's comedic one-act plays, "Death" & "God."

"Death" introduces audiences to Kleinman, a man who just wants a good night's sleep. Instead, he is thrown into a crisis with no help. Events spiral out of control, and Kleinman learns that it's not very safe on the streets of New York after dark!

In "God," exploration of spiritual matters and the purpose of mankind are examined. Allen, widely known for his sarcasm and witty writing, asks if there is a divine being with specific plans for all of us. Or, are we just characters in someone's play? Life would be much simpler if God descended to save mankind, but an unfortunate accident backstage has prevented this life-altering moment. Doris Levine, Blanche DuBois and Woody Allen try to find the answer.

Death and God
Thursday, December 1st at 3:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, December 2, 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, December 8 - 10 at 7:00 p.m.
American High School
36300 Fremont Blvd., Fremont
(510) 796-1776 ext. 57702
Students - $6; General Admission - $8; Reserved - $10

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