'God: The One-Man Show!' at Hooker-Dunham Theater

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BRATTLEBORO >> In the beginning, God said, "Let there be light," but have you ever wondered what God was doing moments before the Big Bang? Rich Potter invites believers and nonbelievers alike to pass through a space and time portal with him and witness his take on that in "God: The One Man Show," a comedic satire at the Hooker-Dunham Theater on Saturday night. Audiences and critics alike have raved about the show. DC Metro Theater Arts said, "...a comedic hurricane that leaves audiences pondering the mysteries of the universe between laughs!"

Potter, creator, writer and star of this one-man show has pondered that very question since he was a child after a young girl informed him that God created everything. Well ... he asked, "Who created God?" After consulting with her dad she informed him God did. But what was God doing before he created the universe?

Potter first presented this production as a part of the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe. As he prepared to take his show on tour, part of the larger goal of getting an off-Broadway or Broadway show, his Brattleboro friends urged him to first bring his act here. Potter's spin on the Supreme Being is an original, physical comedy with a lot of audience interaction that is sure to, as TheatreBloom.com said, "... leave you rolling in the aisles!"

Hailing from Maryland with a background in circus, street performance, and stand-up comedy, Potter works with the audience on and off the stage through juggling and magic, interjected with philosophical thought.

Reverend Dan Hamlin's praise: "...hilarious, pointed, warm, and full of (Divine) truth." Potter's fantasy is to someday see the Pope and Richard Dawkins laughing side by side at one of his shows. At the very least, certainly a rabbi, a pastor, and an atheist could laugh side by side.

As co-producer of Washington DC's Clown Cabaret, Rich Potter co-wrote and performed in Shakespearean sendup, "Delusions of Grandeur" (2012) and silent film noir comedy, "The Heist" (2016). His three years as a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clown, decades of variety/comedy/juggling acts at festivals and in corporate settings in dozens of countries, The Kennedy Center, at the Vice Presidential Mansion, and on "The Late Show with David Letterman" have led him here. Now he thinks he's God.

Washington City Paper "...recalls sweetly ridiculous late-period Robin Williams"

It is family friendly, but be advised that humans under 12 years old are welcome with an open-minded parent. "God! The One-Man Show" will be at the Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.GodTheOneManShow.com for $15, or at the door for $20.

According to the web site, "Watching God: The One-Man Show is guaranteed not to land you in Hell or your repentance back."

Contact Cicely M. Eastman at 802-254-2311 ext. 261.


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