Best Church of God -- A Satirical Send-Up of Christianity
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The last date listed for Best Church of God was Saturday February 5, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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In this powerful drama, the ultimate confrontation between two mothers in South Side Chicago comes as part of the aftermath of a tragic murder. Loosely based on actual events, The Gospel of Lovingkindness tells the story of a young man murdered for a new pair of shoes. His mother, Mary, struggles to put her life back together after his death, only to encounter the mother of his killer. This poetic and potent story examines the too-true reality of a community defined by class, race, gang violence and the church. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
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The show was at least entertaining. The political stuff hit harder than the religious satire. There were laugh out loud moments and the audience participation was mostly fine/not too much of a pain. Worth the Goldstar price. There were several repeat viewers at this performance--I can't see a need for seeing it again though.
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- Check out <em>Best Church of God</em>'s channel on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/bestchurchofgod">YouTube</a>.
- “Smart writing and deadpan social commentary” —NBC Chicago
With a unique brand of live fundamentalist Christianity and an extensive, interactive website, this hard-hitting satire of religion has been turning heads since its inception. Hailed by the Chicago Reader as “The Best Sketch Show in Chicago” and by Time Out, The Onion, and NBC Chicago as a “must see,” BCOG is the only church God goes to.
Feature articles in the Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune have documented BCOG’s trademark exorcisms, PowerPrayers, sermons, religious puppet shows, miraculous transubstantiations (delicious!), original hymns and occasional live devil wrestling matches.