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Dealing with Atheist Grief: "God Fights the Plague" at the Marsh Theater in SF

"God Fights the Plague" at the Marsh Theater in SF, Atheist Night, Saturday, July 12th

Dealing with Atheist Grief

Two years ago local playwright & actor Dezi Gallegos interviewed Larry Hicok, Northern California Regional Director of American Atheists and the Coordinator of Atheist Advocates of SF & East Bay Atheists. Struggling with his mother's diagnosis of cancer, Dezi wrote a play representing his desire for an afterlife, and his intellectual tendency toward non-belief. Central to the play is his depiction of Larry's trauma dealing with the sudden death of his wife on a hiking trail, all the while knowing she has ceased to exist.

Dezi has arranged for discount tickets on July 12th for our community. After the performance there will be a short discussion of the ideas presented in the play. Tickets are available here. Use the code "atheist" for a $5 discount. When you select your ticket(s), the total will reflect the discount. Tickets normally begin at $15 on a sliding scale. 

A rabbi who moonlights as a singing drag queen. An Elvis-worshipping witch. The California State Director of American Atheists. A man who found Jesus in the back of a bus…

“God Fights the Plague” is a comic and moving story about a young man who sets out to either find God or, once and for all, deny his existence. For this original documentary theater piece, 18-year-old Dezi Gallegos interviewed individuals from nine different religions and recreates their words, wisdom, and wit onstage. Join him on his journey and hear the questions and convictions that motivate your neighbors to believe in one god, no god, or many gods. Whatever your creed, his performance will rekindle your faith in humanity. “God Fights the Plague” is the story of God and us: the age-old quest to know why we’re here, where we’re going, whether our ship has a captain or if we’re sailing on our own.

When: Saturday, July 12th at 8:30 PM

Where: 1062 Valencia Street @ 22nd Street, San Francisco
Three blocks from 24th & Mission BART

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  • David D.

    Enjoyed the program very much. Quite a tour de force for a single actor to personify so many individuals.

    July 13, 2014

  • Andrew

    Sat. night's show got sold out b4 I could get tix to it. I guess I'll have to catch it another night.

    July 9, 2014


    Anyone interested in dinner/drinks before or after?

    July 9, 2014

  • David D.

    For the curious, I attended the premier show and was very favorably impressed. The performer is clever and good and there are ideas to awaken thought regardless of "god" perspective of the viewer. I do recommend attendance.

    1 · July 3, 2014

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