JACK’S PRECIOUS MOMENT

by Samuel D. Hunter
A video of Iraqi insurgents beheading Jack Lewis has just been released all over the internet, and his fundementalist Christian family is now tasked with fending off the media while they grieve. With the help of a teardrop-eyed angel and a carnie named Chuck, they struggle to understand exactly what they've lost.
  • Genre: Black Comedy
  • Running Time: 90-100m
  • Cast: 1 f, 3 m, 1 either (5 actors possible: 1-2 f, 3-4 m)
Reviews

Benjamin Sutton, The L Magazine

"[Hunter] probes the very roots of American identity by way of its latest national crisis, engaging a foreign war from the home front, and questioning the value and role of religious belief in the most fundamental and relatable ways."

David Cote, Time Out New York

"...a quirky black comedy...a stylized dark lark in the tradition of John Guare and Christopher Durang..."

Mark Peikert, Backstage

"Bib's crisis of faith is very real - and treated with a clarity and lack of condescension that is increasingly rare on stage."

Production History
PERFORMANCE DATES PRODUCTION GROUP LOCATION
Feb 2, 2012 - Feb 25, 2012 Will Act For Food Chicago, IL
May 21, 2010 - Jun 13, 2010 Page 73 Productions at 59E59 Theaters New York, NY
Jan 24, 2010 - Jan 24, 2010 Staged Reading with Partial Comfort Productions at the Wild Project ("God of Meat") New York, NY
Jan 23, 2010 - Jan 23, 2010 Staged Reading with HotInk International Festival of Play Readings (under the title "God of Meat") New York, NY
Jun 23, 2009 - Jun 23, 2009 Staged Reading at the Lark Play Development Center (under the title "God of Meat") New York, NY
Mar 30, 2009 - Mar 30, 2009 Staged Reading with the Playwrights Foundation (under the title "God of Meat") San Francisco, CA