Eye of God
Eye of God – Theater Review
“In Kingfisher, Oklahoma, an innocent young woman meets a strong man of faith. A young boy witnesses a brutal murder. Where is the line between moral and radical? A love story between the lonely, the troubled, the forgotten and the radical believer who can save them.
EYE OF GOD is written by Tim Blake Nelson, who most of us know as an actor rather than a playwright. It’s a play that’s apparently about 12 or 13 years old and has been revived I suppose because it deals with questions of faith and who is God, but I think it shows its age in that I think the world has moved on to a different understanding of the crazy things that people do in the name of God in a much more global way. The cast is large, 11 people in the cast. The story is a bit convoluted, about essentially a woman who meets a prison inmate on a blind date because they’ve been corresponding when he was in jail. The problem is we don’t know what he did and we don’t know why she would be interested. Given the fact that this is a play of emotions, that’s a pretty major limitation. The problem is not really the cast; I thought the cast was uneven, but basically adequate. I think the problem is the material, which is really dated and shows it and seems a bit dated. One star.