The New Poster Child for Atheism

When my friend, Rob Kendt, who sees pretty much every show in town, said the one show I should see right now is Julia Sweeney’s Letting Go of God, I knew it would be good…I just didn’t know it would be that good.

For almost two hours (it’s okayóthe theater is comfy and there’s an intermission for necessities), Sweeney outlines her odyssey from rote Catholism to full-blown atheism (although she, and now I, prefer “naturalism”ówhy should she be defined in religious terms when she’s not religious?) Never strident, always engaging, Julia Sweeney is a perfect candidate for the adorable new face of atheismóer, naturalism: she’s warm and gentle and hilarious in a way that can’t possibly be threatening to the a-naturalists (her term, not mine). And aside from her being brave and talented and truthful and smart, the show is funny, peopleófunny.

Letting Go of God has extended a few times but on her website, Sweeney says she’s absolutely, positively closing in May, so don’t dilly dally. And Saturday night was packed, so advance tickets are probably a good idea, too. They’re available through plays411, via her website. (With bonus-extra really greatóalbeit too seldom updatedóblog, too!) Details via plays411 after the jump.

Letting Go of God

Friday & Saturday 8:00PM
Sunday 3:00PM

Closes: Sunday, May 29, 2005

No show on the Following Dates:
April 1, 2, & 3.
March 27th & May 15th are closed to General Public!

Running time: 120 minutes.
There will be an intermission.

Hudson Backstage Theatre
6539 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Ample Street Parking

Special Theatre Info
Wheelchair Access
The theatre has concessions.

(323) 960-4420

$25 General Admission

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