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THE GOD OF HELL by Sam Shepard

Sun, July 18, 2021, 2:00 pm

The Cloverdale Performing Arts Center presents The God of Hell by Sam Shepard. Directed by Athena Gundlach and starring: Christopher Nevin Johnston as Frank, Elizabeth Henry as Emma, Matt Farrell as Haynes and Robert Zelenka as Welch. This show is generously sponsored by David McChesney.

THE STORY (From Dramatists Play Service): An uproarious, brilliantly provocative farce that brings the gifts of a quintessentially American playwright to bear on the current American dilemma. Frank and Emma are a quiet, respectable couple who raise cows on their Wisconsin farm. Soon after they agree to put up Frank’s old friend Haynes, who is on the lam from a secret government project involving plutonium, they’re visited by Welch, an unctuous government bureaucrat from hell. His aggressive patriotism puts Frank, Emma and Haynes on the defensive, transforming a heartland American household into a scene of torture and promoting a radioactive brand of conformity with a dangerously low half life.

This production will be the first back in the theatre since March of 2020! Seating will be at 50% capacity for the safety of all our patrons with distancing between groups. Masks will be required while moving around the theatre. Once in your seat, they may be removed for eating and drinking.

Show dates are July 17th, 24th, & 31st at 7:30pm and July 18th, 25th, and August 1st at 2pm.

Tickets are $25 General / $12 for Students and available at

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Cloverdale Performing Arts Center

209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. - Cloverdale