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Some Things You Need to Know Before the World Ends (A Final Evening With the Illuminati) 2009 Last Modified: Wednesday, August 05, 2009
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Some Things You Need to Know Before the World Ends (A Final Evening With the Illuminati)
by Levi Lee and Larry Larson
Directed by Josh Williams
PG-13 with Mature Themes

Synopsis Program Description:

From Dramatists Play Service:

The setting is the bombed-out, post-holocaust sanctuary of a church, where the Reverend Eddie (clad in long underwear) prepares to deliver his final sermon: "Life Is Like a Basketball Game." Abetted by his faithful helper, the hunch-backed Brother Lawrence, Reverend Eddie first embarks on a series of wildly funny skits in which Saint Paul and Saint Timothy discuss the shaky position of women in religion; an applicant for sainthood agonizes over what form of martyrdom to pursue; and the Reverend challenges the Devil to a final showdown on the basketball court. And, throughout, there is the unseen but undeniable presence of "The Illuminati," a mysterious but all-powerful force which guides the destiny of what's left of the world, and whose baleful influence is clearly felt by Brother Lawrence as he ascends the pulpit to read the newly deceased Reverend Eddie's final words to whomever is left to hear them.

An irreverent, highly theatrical and truly hilarious send-up of organized religion.

"Illuminati is a post-holocaust farce about a loony preacher who has visions of playing basketball against the Devil and conducting job interviews with sainthood applicants." —Calgary Herald.

"…pokes gleeful fun at the sort of religiosity that suggests one has to suffer to find salvation…" —Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"…a very funny evening of theatre…" —The Irish Times.


Published by Dramatists Play Service.

Cameron Jones, Barry Benning

Barry Benning

CAST
In order of appearance
Role Actor
Reverend Eddie: Barry Benning
Brother Lawrence: Cameron Jones
Paul
Timothy
Barker
Death
Interviewer
Applicant
Country Music Singers
Magus:
Tommy Hampton
Chris Powers
Josh Jackson
Jacob Houpt
Our Crew
Director: Josh Williams
Webmaster: John Lukas
Josh Jackson
Tommy Hampton, Jake Haupt Liz Turner, Cameron Jones Jake Haupt SPECIAL THANKS:
First and foremost our lord savior ... baby Jesus

The most incredible cast/crew in the entire universe (without you this would not be possible)

Hot Springy Dingy
The old guy at the barber shop
The people "upstairs"
Friends and families
Anyone I forgot
The Illuminati