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Review: 'God Only Knows' at Theatre 40
Review: 'God Only Knows' at Theatre 40

First produced in 2000, Hugh Whitemore’s “God Only Knows,” is receiving its belated American premiere at Theatre 40.  Certainly, Whitemore is a well-established playwright (“Breaking the Code,” “Pack of Lies.”) So why did it take well over a decade for “God” to reach American shores? After viewing the Theatre 40 production, the reason is obvious. Awkwardly straddling two genres, Whitemore’s problematic play commences as a conspiracy whodunit, a la “The Da Vinci Code,” before seguing into a rant reminiscent of Bill Maher at his most irreligious. Throughout, Whitemore seems more intent upon airing his own quarrels...

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