God Hates This Show, With Erin Markey as Westboro Leader Shirley Phelps-Roper, Plays Joe's Pub Tonight

News   God Hates This Show, With Erin Markey as Westboro Leader Shirley Phelps-Roper, Plays Joe's Pub Tonight
 
God Hates This Show: Shirley Phelps-Roper In Concert, live from Hell, the stage comedy that imagines the Westboro Baptist Church's de facto leader performing a cabaret for the devil, is presented Oct. 31 at Joe's Pub.

Erin Markey
Erin Markey Photo by Gian Maria Annovi

Written and directed by John J. Caswell, Jr., God Hates This Show uses lyrics penned by members of the Westboro Baptist Church. It was seen in a limited engagement at HERE last year.

In addition to Erin Markey, the cast features Tori Scott, Adam Enright, Anna Marquardt and Carolyn Barry.

God Hates This Show, according to its creators, "imagines Westboro Baptist Church matriarch Shirley Phelps-Roper as recently deceased and damned to Hell for all eternity where she is forced to perform songs from the Westboro catalog in an outrageously offensive fire and brimstone cabaret act for an audience of 'fag-enablers.'"

Songs include "Death in Your Window," "Stinky Freak" and "Satan's Lair."

The show has choreography by Sean Roschman and musical arrangements by Kurt Gellersted and Brooke Fox. The design team includes Aaron Crosby (costumes), Wolfram Ott (lighting design) and Olivia Sebesky (projections).

Show time is 9:30 PM. For tickets, priced $18, visit publictheater.org.

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