MAN OF GOD

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Reviews: 6

Audience

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East West Players
presents the World Premiere of
MAN OF GOD
By Anna Moench

Directed by Jesca Prudencio

January 31 – February 24, 2019
A hidden discovery in a hotel bathroom changes the lives of four Korean American Christian girls on a mission trip to Thailand. Samantha is hurt that someone she trusted could betray her. Jen is worried about how this might affect her college applications. Kyung-Hwa thinks everyone should adjust their expectations. Mimi's out for blood. Amid the neon lights and go-go bars in Bangkok, the girls plot revenge in this funny, feminist thriller.

Reviews

Gil Kaan

East West Players solidly world premieres playwright Anna Moench's MAN OF GOD, a witty, biting account of four teenage Korean girls on a prayer mission to Thailand under the guidance of their male pastor. The uniformly talented ladies of this cast quite believably portray their respective teenage angst as they each deal with this finding in their individual, distinctive imaginations, revealed oh, so vividly on stage for the viewing pleasure of the audience.

sweet - Gil Kaan - Broadway World - ...read full review


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A most thought-provoking play, it gives you no precise resolution; perhaps because it wants you to make one up yourself.

sweet - Dena Burroughs - The Fume of Sighs - ...read full review


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Moench's play darts from comedy to thriller without ever losing its sense of humor. Suspense builds, but the plot is secondary to what the interplay among the teens reveals about the ubiquity of sexual violence and female exploitation in the world...

Although tensely gripping, “Man of God” seems unfinished.

sweet-sour - Charles McNulty - LA Times - ...read full review


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The show manages to be horrifying yet hilarious as it exposes the extent of the power play that goes on behind abuse. Relevant and well-executed, this production of Man of God manages to make the audience both laugh and squirm. - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Julia Stier - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

Last fall's Vietgone proved East West Players adept at giving a recent Asian-American hit a brand new look and feel, and their latest reveals them equally gifted at debuting new works. Man Of God is an all-around winner from its thigh-slapping start to its gut-punching finish.

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis

East West Players' production Man of God is a powerful and effective reminder of the physical and psychological tolls that women in society experience.

sweet - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


Gil Kaan

East West Players solidly world premieres playwright Anna Moench's MAN OF GOD, a witty, biting account of four teenage Korean girls on a prayer mission to Thailand under the guidance of their male pastor. The uniformly talented ladies of this cast quite believably portray their respective teenage angst as they each deal with this finding in their individual, distinctive imaginations, revealed oh, so vividly on stage for the viewing pleasure of the audience.

sweet - Gil Kaan - Broadway World - ...read full review


Avatar

A most thought-provoking play, it gives you no precise resolution; perhaps because it wants you to make one up yourself.

sweet - Dena Burroughs - The Fume of Sighs - ...read full review


Avatar

Moench's play darts from comedy to thriller without ever losing its sense of humor. Suspense builds, but the plot is secondary to what the interplay among the teens reveals about the ubiquity of sexual violence and female exploitation in the world...

Although tensely gripping, “Man of God” seems unfinished.

sweet-sour - Charles McNulty - LA Times - ...read full review


Avatar

The show manages to be horrifying yet hilarious as it exposes the extent of the power play that goes on behind abuse. Relevant and well-executed, this production of Man of God manages to make the audience both laugh and squirm. - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Julia Stier - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

Last fall's Vietgone proved East West Players adept at giving a recent Asian-American hit a brand new look and feel, and their latest reveals them equally gifted at debuting new works. Man Of God is an all-around winner from its thigh-slapping start to its gut-punching finish.

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis

East West Players' production Man of God is a powerful and effective reminder of the physical and psychological tolls that women in society experience.

sweet - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review