Psychologist Ella, single mother to an autistic teenager, is quite surprised when her emergency appointment tells her he's God, and he needs help. Naturally she assumes he's suffering from some serious psychosis and tries to recommend a good psychiatrist who might better be able to treat his disorder. But after G, as we'll call him, proves that he knows more about Ella than any person ever could, and then performs a bit of hocus pocus to pin her to the wall, she believes. What follows is part therapy session and part trial, as Ella questions G about the atrocities of the world, focusing more on the Biblical ones rather than the current day ones. The two don't solve the world's problems, but perhaps have a better understanding of each other and the world.
|Laura Stearns and James A. Williams (photo by Sarah Whiting)|
O my God! continues through November 17 in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul.