Casting announced for God Said This at the Cherry Lane Theatre

Jay Patterson, Satomi Blair and more to star in the Primary Stages production of God Said This at off-Broadway's Cherry Lane Theatre.

Jay Patterson & Satomi Blair

Primary Stages has announced casting for its upcoming production of God Said This at the Cherry Lane Theatre, written by Leah Nanako Winkler and directed by Morgan Gould.

The cast includes Ako (as Masako), Satomi Blair (as Hiro), Tom Coiner (as John), Emma Kikue (as Sophie) and Jay Patterson (as James).

God Said This will begin previews at the Cherry Lane Theatre on January 16, 2019, ahead of an official opening on January 29 and a limited engagement through to February 15, 2019.

Synopsis: "God Said This is a provocative and surprisingly funny new drama about five Kentuckians facing mortality in very different ways. With her mom undergoing chemotherapy, Hiro, a NYC transplant, returns home to Kentucky after years away, struggling to let go of the demons she inherited. Sophie, her born-again Christian sister, confronts her faith while tackling inevitable adversity. James, their recovering alcoholic father, wants to repair his fractured relationship with his daughters. And John, an old classmate and thirty-something single dad, worries about leaving a lasting legacy for his only son. Wry and bittersweet, God Said This is a portrait of five Godless and God-loving people finding that their struggles bring them together in unexpected ways”.

The creative team features scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Ryan Seelig, and sound design by M.L. Dogg.

The production is part of Primary Stages' 2018-2019 off-Broadway season. The company's current production of Downstairs, starring real-life siblings Tyne and Tim Daly - appearing on the New York stage together for the first time ever, is running through to December 22, 2018 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

God Said This won the 2018 Yale Drama Prize, a prestigious playwriting award and the play staged its world premiere at the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2018 Humana Festival.

(Photos courtesy of Matt Ross Public Relations)