Ed Asner will star, along with Michael Shannon and Jordan Coley, in a virtual production of God Help Us that will be streamed live via the Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 31 beginning at 6pm CT 4pm PT. (The Piven Theatre has a theatre program with a local women’s prison, similar to that of the Actors’ Gang Prison Project in Los Angeles, founded by Tim Robbins.) A political comedy in which God moderates a debate between two pundits (one a liberal, the other a conservative), God Help Us is incredibly timely and speaks to many of the issues facing us today. Ed Asner will play God, live from Los Angeles; Michael Shannon will play the liberal, live from Australia; Jordan Coley will play the conservative, live from Chicago.
Tickets for the Saturday, Oct. 31 virtual production begin at $22 for individual viewing, $35 for families (2-9 viewers on the same device), and $150 for groups (10 or more viewers on the same device). The running time for God Help Us is 90 minutes with no intermission. Immediately after the performance, Ed Asner, Michael Shannon, and Jordan Coley will participate in a live talk back with viewers; admission for that is $150 and includes your ticket to the performance. For tickets and more information, go to PivenTheatre.org or OntheStage.com/piven-theatre-workshop