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Ithaca College to Host Performance of Comedic Play ‘Oh, God’

ITHACA, NY — “Oh, God,” a touching comedic play about faith in a secular society, will be performed at Ithaca College’s Emerson Suites at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. A suggested donation of $10 is requested in support of “Lunch and Learn,” an after-school tutoring program in Israel for children at risk. Donations may be made online at or at the door by check or cash.

In this witty, poignant and touching play, a psychotherapist named Ella — the single mother of an autistic child — gets a visit from a new, desperate patient: God. “Arts Fuse” magazine described the play as “full of great lines that reflect the way characters, phrases and situations from the Tanach (the Old Testament) imbue daily life and culture in Israel in a way that is accessible to audience members who know nothing about the country.”

“Oh, God” was written by Anat Gov and directed by Guy Ben-Aharon. It is produced by Israeli Stage, an organization dedicated to exposing American audiences to the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture through producing the work of Israeli playwrights and theatre practitioners. It stars Will Lyman as God and Maureen Keiller as Ella.

The play will also be staged on Monday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Cornell University’s Risley Theatre.

The local performances have been organized by the Ithaca Area United Jewish Community, with support from a consortium of organizations and individuals including the Jewish studies program and Hillel at Ithaca College.

For more information, contact Guy Ben-Aharon at