Sweeney will perform at the intimate theatre on West 54th Street through Oct. 29. The actress, who is currently a writer for ABC-TV's "Desperate Housewives," previously presented Letting Go of God at the Ars Nova in November 2005. Letting Go of God world premiered at Hollywood's Hudson Backstage Theatre in Sept. 2004. The show, according to production notes, "chronicles one woman’s unexpected and hilarious journey when two Mormon missionaries arrive on her doorstep and inadvertently challenge her way of thinking about religion, God, and the nature of self. . . . a comical and poignant story of a woman’s struggle with faith in our modern, scientific era."
Julia Sweeney wrote and performed her God Said "Ha!" — about the loss of her brother — in Los Angeles before heading to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre. She then wrote and performed in In the Family Way (in L.A. and New York) about her adopted daughter. The actress has also been seen in the films "Pulp Fiction," "Stuart Little," "Clockstoppers," "Stuart Saves His Family" and "It's Pat" — the latter based on her SNL gender-unspecific character.
Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street. Tickets, priced at $20, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com.