When performer/writer Susan E. Isaacs finds herself in her forties, jobless, loveless, and living over a garage, she knows she must take some action. Tying in with her background of being well-churched since childhood, she did the only thing she knew how to do: take God to marriage counseling. What else?
Susan is at the point where she has done the religion thing from longtime Lutheran to dabbling in Actors for Yahweh and other feel-good and feel-bad religions, so she finally delves into therapy — make that therapy with God.
Besides a brilliant premise, the script of Conversations with God has many witty and thoughtful moments. It is honest and real and delivers a balanced message. Isaacs was especially strong when she was in other characters. These include: her mother, God with a nice accent, and many other colorful characters passing through her life.
The comedy is based on Isaacs’ critically acclaimed book Angry Conversation with God: A Snarky but Authentic Spiritual Memoir. You don’t have to be religious or spiritual (she has a comment on that) to relate to the deep questions that are raised in the show. Under the direction of Matthew Corozine, the message is enhanced as Isaacs delivered a strong comedic performance to a packed house on opening night.
Angry Conversations with God: The Solo Show runs Friday and Saturdays through Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. at Two Roads Theatre located at 4383 Tujunga Ave. in Studio City. Admission is $15. Half price tickets with valid Student ID. Tickets are available online at brownpapertickets.com/event/261785 or at the door. For more information call (626) 789-6590 or visit susanisaaacs.net.