Celestial Kingdom. Leah Nanako Winkler’s play, God Said This, a Primary Stages production at the Cherry Lane Theatre, is about a family standing just behind the veil at the entrance to – what is it, really? Beyond? All these characters are confronting their capacity for love and their own worthiness while their matriarch Masako (Ako) hangs on to life in a body heavy with chemotherapy.
God Said This
Primary Stages continues its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season with God Said This, written by Leah Nanako Winkler and directed by Morgan Gould.
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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.